The now-complete second stage of mostly underground works, east of Te Ararata Creek, featured an award-winning house relocation programme, along with what may be one of south Auckland’s largest rain garden(external link) on Hall Ave – which is drawing much curiosity from the community. The works included replacing waste and stormwater infrastructure, power and communications lines, upgrading public walkways, installing new stormwater outfalls and rain gardens, upgrading roads, footpaths and amenities to prepare the land for new homes.

Kāinga Ora civil alliance partner, Piritahi(external link), lead the design and construction of the civil works.

“Replacing ageing pipes and other key infrastructure is essential to future proof and prepare development land for the growing Mangere community,” says James Fisher, development manager for the Mangere Large-Scale Project. “We’re really pleased with the work Piritahi did for us in Mangere West and look forward to our alliance partner starting on the next stage of infrastructure late next year, once the team has completed planning for the neighbourhood infrastructure.”

Sixty houses were removed from the area, paving the way for more than 190 warm, dry and secure modern homes. Twenty-seven of the 60 houses removed were relocated instead of being demolished, furthering waste minimisation initiatives. The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia recognised the broader house removal programme, which sees former state housing moved to areas where it can be used by other groups, in its awards this year.

The remaining 33 houses were demolished using a high-intensity salvage method, leaving much less waste to be sent to landfill.

The new Mangere West homes comprise two and three-storey standalone homes and terraced homes, as well as three-level walk-up apartments. The first of the new homes were completed in May this year.

See more of what's happening at our large-scale Mangere Development(external link).

Mangere West neighbourhood, looking north over Te Ara-rata Creek and Mangere Maunga ‘Te Pane o Mataoho

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Page updated: 16 September 2022