Blessing marks start of storage tank project

Published 25/05/2022

A gathering at Kenepuru Stream on 25 May signals the start of the new wastewater storage tank project, designed to help prevent overflows and protect the health of Porirua Stream and Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour. 

We were honoured to have Dr Taku Parai, from Ngāti Toa, bless the site for the first stage of construction on one of Porirua’s biggest infrastructure projects.

The blessing was also for the protection of our taiao, specifically the protection of the whenua and the awa. 

Over the next few months, a small number of carparks at the northern end of the parking area will be temporarily out of action with construction of the access bridge. However most of the carpark will be unaffected.

Access along the walk and cycle way under the highway to Mepham Place will be maintained, however, there will be some realignment of the pathway. Signage will be in place advising people that there may be a bit of disruption and telling them where alternative routes are.

Our crews are very conscious of the need to minimise disruption to commuters so will ensure any significant traffic movements, such as bringing cranes in, will be timed to avoid peak times!!