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Te Wai Takamori o Te Awa Kairangi Community Update 9: May 2024

Newsletters, Te Awa Kairangi Project Team, 16 May 2024

Mills Street stopbank is progressing

Construction of the stopbank between Melling Link Bridge and Mills Street is well underway. This work has been prioritised due to the critical need for improved flood protection in the area.

Construction crews are currently extracting gravel from the river just south of Kennedy Good Bridge. This material is being transported south along the haul road within the site boundary and placed at the new stopbank location, where it will be used as the foundation for the new stopbank. In addition, large rocks (also known as riprap) will be delivered to site and used to protect the river bank and reduce impacts of erosion.

Traffic management is in place along Harcourt Werry Drive with a temporary speed limit reduction to ensure site entrances are safe for the public and our team.

For more information on this and Stage 2, visit teawakairangi.co.nz/mills-st-stopbank














Site and geotechnical investigations are ongoing

More than 60% of the initial service utility and geotechnical investigations have been completed. The works include locating power, fibre broadband and water assets, as well as assessing pavement thickness / materials. The team hope to have completed the site utility investigations by late June.

The ongoing geotechnical investigations are capturing ground condition data to help the project team understand the types of ground materials within the site. We can then assess how the material can be used for construction of the stopbanks.

These early investigations will reduce the risk of potential future unknown issues once wider project construction work begins. Data from these investigations will be added to our comprehensive digital model and shared with Greater Wellington and Hutt City Council, NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, KiwiRail, and others for continued use and improvement of existing asset information.

For more information on where our crews are working, visit teawakairangi.co.nz/ utilities-and-pavement-investigations/  or teawakairangi.co.nz/geotechnical-investigations/


Upcoming procurement opportunities

Procurement timeframes are being adjusted following our March announcement around delivery model changes. Business details previously shared during the 2023 Registration of Interest process will remain accessible to all Te Wai Takamori o Te Awa Kairangi partners.

The Alliance is expecting to issue some pricing packs from late May and throughout June 2024. We’ll continue to share updates and notices of programme procurement packages when available, although Greater Wellington and Hutt City Council may run tenders through their own channels.

If you have any questions or still haven’t registered, please contact procurement@teawakairangi.co.nz


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About Te Wai Takamori o Te Awa Kairangi

Te Wai Takamori o Te Awa Kairangi (Te Awa Kairangi) – The Soothing Waters of Te Awa Kairangi is a partnership between iwi Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika and Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Greater Wellington, Hutt City Council and NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, with the Alliance of AECOM and Fletcher Construction.

You can learn more at www.teawakairangi.co.nz