4 November 2021
Public submissions are now open on the consent application for the Silverstream Pipe Bridge. Make your submission online through Greater Wellington Regional Council.
22 September 2021
Following analysis of the ground samples we have taken to date, some further investigation of rock characteristics are required to inform the design. This will require an inclined bore hole on the true right of the river bank as indicated below. Crews are planning to start this work at the end of September and will be on site for up to three weeks.
Alert Level 3
This project is critical and essential and will start up under Alert Level 3. All of the necessary safety precautions will be followed, including the use of PPE.
Revised date of completion is 15 October 2021.
We aim to provide regular updates about the project and what's happening on site.
9 July 2021
Yesterday, we gathered at Hull's Creek in Silverstream to bless the site where this exciting project is about to get underway on Te Awa Kairangi (the Hutt River). We were honoured to have mātua Kura Moeahu, from Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o Te Ika, lead the blessing for us.
Thank you to Upper Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington and Hutt City Council for your continued support with this project, as together we look to improve the resilience of the network for the customers.
24 May 2021
We are nearing the end of the detailed design phase for the Silverstream pipe bridge, with the remaining Manor Park golf course boreholes to be drilled this month. See the update for May below for more information on these geotechnical surveys.
Here's a look at what's happening on site during May.
We are nearing the end of the detailed design phase for the Silverstream pipe bridge.
On 10 May, crews completed a survey of the pipe route through Manor Park golf course, particularly looking at the areas where the pipe borders the KiwiRail embankment.
Geotechnical surveys involving drilling boreholes are also planned for May and possibly June - this work helps us understand the characteristics of the land supporting our design and planning. Here's a map of outlining the planned boreholes.