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Access to impacted areas

Last updated: 9 February 2024


Entry to some areas in west Auckland remains restricted. For safety reasons, only residents can enter areas that are restricted. If you need access, we will review all applications on a case-by-case basis.

West road repair update

For the most up-to-date information on all roads in west Auckland, refer to the Auckland Transport website.


Work to repair slips at 418 Titirangi Road is complete. The handrails and light fixtures have been  installed.

Scenic Drive

Multiple slips on Scenic Drive vary in their complexity and are taking time to investigate, design and plan.

Monitoring and design work on Scenic Drive's Elevation Café continues. At this stage, repair work at this site is not expected to begin until mid-2024. One-lane access with automatic traffic lights and speed restrictions remain in place. Weight restrictions were removed from this site in October 2023.

Scenic Drive North (Swanson)

Geotech studies show that the soil has stopped going down and is restricted to a particular area.

We have told the community about the final decision on localised repair works. This information is also available on the community Facebook page and AT website.

Caton Road

The design for the retaining wall on Caton Road is well under way and currently undergoing final engineering reviews. We will notify everyone before starting the work.

The work is expected to start in late 2023 or January 2024 and will take eight to ten weeks to complete, depending on the weather.


Access to Karekare is restricted to residents only.

Karekare Road opens for residents from 10 February 2024.

We will begin work along Lone Kauri Road from 12 February 2024. This road will be closed for three months and traffic will be routed via Karekare Road.

There is one more slip site to complete on Karekare Road which will be addressed after the Lone Kauri Road work is complete.

Hydroseeding is producing good grass growth on the damaged slip areas along both Lone Kauri Road and Karekare Road.


Downer and their subcontractors are making steady progress. The swale on the eastern side has been filled and the vegetation cleared to allow for safe vehicle movement.

We constructed a bench below the slip earlier this month to enable drilling work, and we have now installed more than half of the beams.

Once the work is completed on the western side of the road, we will remove the fill from the swale on the eastern side, and reinstate the swale.

Our contractors may do this work during the daytime as we expect breaking and removing concrete will create some noise.


We have completed the slip remediation at Bethells Beach and the road is open.

Road closures in Muriwai

The last remaining cordon in Muriwai (Domain Crescent) will be removed on 1 February, opening the area to the public. Regular security patrols will remain after the cordon is removed to protect red-stickered homes.

We have been communicating with affected homeowners in Domain Crescent about the cordon and to discuss a managed access programme for whānau.

Road closures in Piha

Downer has completed construction on the timber retaining wall next to 27 Rayner Road, Piha.

'Residents only' traffic restrictions are now removed, but weight restrictions remain for the slip section near 51 Rayner Road. Auckland Transport will continue to monitor the road stability near this property. There are no current plans for repairs at this site.

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