Wakefield Street Wastewater Rising Main – Stage 1
On behalf of Wellington City Council, we are constructing a new wastewater rising main along Wakefield Street between the intersection with Tory Street and the corner of Wakefield and Taranaki Streets.
If you have any questions about this work, please contact:
Wellington Water, 04 912 4400
Stage 1 construction was completed in December 2022.
Stage 2 commencement date is subject to future long-term funding.
Stage 1 of this project was completed between October and December 2022, timed to fit in with construction of Tākina, the new Wellington Convention Centre.
A commencement date for Stage 2 is yet TBC.
What are we doing?
Wellington Water is building a new rising main (pressurised pipe) along Wakefield Street as part of the major Wellington CBD renewals programme involving five projects over five years.
Installing a section of the pipe between the intersection with Tory Street and the corner of Wakefield and Taranaki streets during October and December 2022.
This new rising main will deliver many benefits including increasing the capacity and resilience of the CBD’s wastewater network and providing additional back up/redundancy in the network and lowering the contamination risk to the harbour.