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Te whakamōhoutanga o te hanganga waimarangai ki te Āpure o Taniwha

Taniwha Reserve stormwater upgrade

We are redeveloping Taniwha Reserve to enable state housing development and support the growth of Tāmaki.

You should know

Taniwha Reserve is temporarily closed from March 2021 until approximately July 2022.

The closure is while we make improvements to the stormwater channel and enhance the public space.

​What the project is about

This work will:

  • allow our stormwater network to more efficiently cope with heavy rainfall as more housing is being developed in the area
  • improve the water quality of Ōmaru Creek
  • create an urban wetland to connect the community to the natural environment
  • improve public safety with improved lighting and by opening up street frontages
  • create new pedestrian and cycling routes connecting the reserve to local neighbourhoods.

Project timeframe

Construction of the stormwater channel and reserve upgrades begin in March 2021 and will take approximately 17 months to complete.

Taniwha Reserve will be closed to the public for the duration of the project. Walkways through the reserve will not be available. Pedestrians and cyclists will need to use different routes along Taniwha Street and Line Road.

Working hours will be 7.30am-6pm, Monday to Saturday.

Some work outside these hours may be required, but we will notify residents if they are likely to be affected.

We will endeavour to keep noise and vibration levels within acceptable limits.

Who is behind the project

The Taniwha Reserve upgrade is part of the wider regeneration of Tāmaki and associated state housing areas.

This work is being led by Kāinga Ora (formerly known as HLC, the Housing New Zealand subsidiary) and the Tāmaki Regeneration Company.

Further information

If you have any questions about this project, email

To learn more about what's happening in Tāmaki, visit the Tāmaki Regeneration website.

View a site map of the proposed works

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