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Preparatory work starts Reservoir site

Published 10/08/2020

From 17 August, work gets underway preparing the upper field for construction of the new reservoir and establishing a residents' car parking area.

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Dawn blessing marks construction phase of Omāroro reservoir

Published 31/07/2020

A dawn blessing on 30 July for Wellington City’s Omāroro water reservoir in the Town Belt marks the next phase of construction for the project that will provide a major lift for the city’s safe drinking water resilience.

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Lizard habitats created

Published 29/07/2020

A series of lizard habitats have been established near the site of the new Omāroro reservoir site ahead of work starting on preparing the site for construction.

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Wallace Street due to reopen 6 July

Published 01/07/2020

A fortnight of wet weather has caused some delays in the final touches of road reinstatement work, but Wallace Street is due to reopen to through traffic on Monday, 6 July - and the paving crew will work on Saturday if needed!

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Omāroro delivery contract signed

Published 15/06/2020

Wellington Water chief executive Colin Crampton and Derrick Adams, chief executive of HEB Construction, today signed the contract for delivery of Omāroro Reservoir.

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Back to work on Omāroro Reservoir Pipelines

Published 30/04/2020

Plans have been approved to restart work on the pipelines under Alert Level 3 conditions with strict measures to protect workers on site, residents and other members of the public. And, even with the five week break for Alert level 4 and the new working arrangements impacting productivity, we are still on track to have Wallace Street open again to through traffic by mid-June.

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Pipelines Progress

Published 06/03/2020

Work on the Omāroro Reservoir pipelines is progressing well and with the closure of Wallace Street is on track to be completed by our mid-year target date. Here's an update on what's happening from our regular community briefings.

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Updates on Omāroro Reservoir Pipelines

Published 03/02/2020

Since Wallace Street was closed to through traffic on 5 January good progress has been made on both installing the new bulk main and upgrading existing services.

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Preparing for the Wallace St closure

Published 18/12/2019

With the end of the year nigh and the pending closure of Wallace Street from Sunday 5 January to mid--2020, here's an update on preparations to ensure everyone's ready for the New Year changes.

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Parking, bus stops and pedestrian crossing

Published 16/12/2019

To better suit community needs, we've made some changes to planned parking allocation during the closure of Wallace Street.

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Bus routes and stops during Wallace St closure

Published 28/11/2019

Wondering what happens to buses during the closure of Wallace Street starting from the 5th of January 2019? Here's what you need to know.

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Omāroro Reservoir Pipelines Update

Published 22/11/2019

Here's an overview of what's been happening and what's coming next as we build a new reservoir to make our city better prepared in the event of disruption and disaster.

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