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Wellington City Council Watermain Renewals - Newlands

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On behalf of Wellington City Council, we are renewing ageing watermains in Quigley Street, Archibold Street and Link Road, Newlands as part of a package of works to improve the resilience of the city's drinking water network.

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If you have any questions about this work, please contact:

Wellington Water, 04 912 4400

We are currently carrying out investigations to inform design of the planned renewals. The investigations will include digging a series of holes in the road to locate  water pipes  and assess ground conditions along with other inspections. The areas we’re investigating are as below:

  • Quigley Street – entire length
  • Archbold Street – entire length
  • Link Road – entire length


We will be doing this work between 29 March and the 24 April 2023, weather depending. Hours of work will be 7:00am-5:00pm Monday - Friday.

Work areas will be fenced off, and traffic management will be in place to ensure the safety of our crews and the public. There may also be some restrictions to on-street parking in the area, and we ask you to please not park your vehicle within the coned areas. This helps maintain safety and minimise any disruption that may occur by enabling us to get our work done as quickly as possible.

Construction is expected to commence late 2023.





In 2022 a project assessing the state of the network, the Three Waters Renewals Project, identified a number of pipes that have reached the end of their design life or have been given a low condition grade.

 The renewal of these pipes is being fast-tracked.

 This is part of our ongoing work to improve the delivery of safe drinking water to homes and businesses,  and to reduce the risk of emergency repairs and/or outages and minimise risks to public health and the environment.