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North Wānaka wastewater and water supply upgrade

A major upgrade to north Wānaka’s wastewater system is underway, providing for current and future wastewater and drinking water capacity as growth in the area continues.

About the project What's the latest? Any questions?

About the project

This project is part of our plan to accommodate growth and provide more resilience across the district’s wastewater network.

The first stage of this project will involve:

  • The upgrade and replacement of existing wastewater pipes and lateral pipes that connect the public system to residential houses on Aubrey Road, from Rata Street corner down to the lakeside. 

  • Installing a new water supply pipe to connect to the existing pipe under Sir Tim Wallis Drive roundabout, as well as a new wastewater connection to the existing network near the Albert Town wastewater pump station.

There will be some disruption while this upgrade is underway, including partial and possibly full road closures and traffic diversions as the new pipe work is laid. However resident access will be maintained, including for rubbish and recycling services, and emergency vehicles. We’ll keep residents updated about disruptions as they arise. 

This work is expected to be completed by January 2023.

A new pump station is also planned as a later stage of the upgrade and work is underway to finalise the next steps for this part of the project.  

What's the latest?

A section of Aubrey Road, between Beacon Point Road and Bay View Drive, will be closed to through traffic from Thursday 9 June – Friday 17 June. During this time a detour will be in place.

Residents will continue to have access to their property and access for emergency vehicles and rubbish collection will also be maintained.

Our work hours will be between 7.30am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

During this time, crews will be building the first manhole as part of the new wastewater pipe project along Aubrey Road. Once the manhole is built and backfilled, crews will recommence pipe laying and the traffic lights will be reinstated.

While the traffic lights are in place, the road will be reduced to one lane of traffic. There will be no right hand turn from Bay View Road onto Aubrey Road.

Following this work, we will need to fully shut sections of the road to connect each property’s wastewater connection to the new pipe being laid.

We’ll work directly with anyone who might experience higher levels of disruption and give you notice ahead of any planned works.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please give us a call on 03 441 0499 or email 


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