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Property removal on Pharazyn, Marsden, Mills and Rutherford Streets

Demolition of residential properties to ground level is complete on Mills, Pharazyn and Marsden Streets. Asbestos surveys and the disconnection of utilities (e.g. power / water) at the remaining commercial properties on these streets is nearing completion, with the planning for and removal of asbestos from the remaining properties now underway.

Temporary site compounds have been established on completed demolition sites at Mills Street and Pharazyn Street. These are being used by the construction team to assist with upcoming stopbank works and further ground investigations, respectively.

Removal of a warehouse on Rutherford Street next to Melling Link road is nearing completion. Post-demolition works are underway to ensure the site is safe and remaining structures are secure. The property has been removed to create the space required for the new stopbank works which are due to commence in the area soon.


Reuse and recycle

We’re recycling as much material as possible through this process. This includes relocating entire houses and engaging with Mana Whenua and community about re-purposing chattels and other items.

On Saturday 7th October 2023, we hosted a Salvage Day, where materials salvaged from demolished properties on Pharazyn and Marsden Streets were made available, for free, to the community. Over 200 items were taken – including 14 stoves, 70 doors, 80 skirting boards, and other appliances. Thank you so much for helping us reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

We will continue to look for opportunities to salvage materials as building removal works nears completion. 99% of available concrete has been recycled and used for infrastructure projects across the region.


Safety is important

We have been surveying for asbestos and hazardous materials, and removing the materials we identify before any buildings are demolished. We’ll continue to follow WorkSafe guidelines while doing this.