Site Visits

Site Visit One – AMETI:

Panmure Rail station precinct

  • Three-storey green-screen in stormwater planters
  • Low maintenance Roadside tree pits
  • Raingardens with integrated trees showing impacts of raingarden shapes/edges on vulnerability to vehicle intrusion, effective inlets, andimpact of maintenance.
  • Permeable paving with tree pits on a bridge

Te Horerata Road to Van Damm’s Lagoon

  • Te Horerata Rd linear park, walkway/cycle path with swale, upgraded & new wetland and ponds
  • Designing access for efficient maintenance
  • Maximising benefits using new public access, CIPTED, pest management

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Site Visit Two – West:

Oakley Creek Catchment has experienced significant historically flooding due to highly constrained urban environments. This flooding was predicted to increase in severity as development of the catchment continued. In order to mitigate the flood risk and enable growth in the catchment a pass forward solution was proposed.

This engineering and planning lead decision gave way to two key design lead projects that achieve the hydraulic requirements while delivering a high quality integrated linear park. Imbedded in the outcomes were social, environmental and cultural values that have resulted in two exemplar projects that read as one.

The field trip will include a 2.8km guided walk of the two projects. Key team members from design, client, construction and associated NGO’s will describe the project and outcomes from a range of perspectives.

TE AUAUNGA AWA – Walmsley and Underwood Reserves

Te Auaunga is an Auckland Council initiative and lead project which incorporates the essence of providing for the next generation. The field trip will showcase the following features:

  • Landscape design lead engineering solutions
  • Restoration of a concrete urban stream for flood control
  • Flood management to enable housing intensification in a brownfield environment
  • Best practice community and mana whenua consultation
  • Mahi Toi, Manaakitanga, and implementation of a pan-pacific fale for the community
  • Social procurement and community enterprise in construction
  • Workshopping with schools for natural play and traditional Aro Takaro in stream environments

The project manager, designer and other council staff will be on hand to describe the delivery of this piece of green infrastructure.

SH20 Stream restoration – Oakley Creek

As part of the SH20 delivery the Oakley Creek was restored, enhanced and valued for its mana within the hierarchy of waterways in the Oakley Creek catchment. This field trip will highlight many of the projects that were undertaken along the waterway and a chance to have a in depth discussion on the values of the green infrastructure for the next generation of inhabitants and learnings that can be passed onto the next generation for stormwater professionals.

Site Visit Three South – Māori perspective:

This site visit focuses on the Māori perspective and the ability to fulfil the Next Generation of stormwater management to ensure we protect the mana of the environment we live work and play in.

There are 3 focus projects which will be visited to discuss the design, consultation and outcomes for design and construction. The sites are generally in the Southern sector of Auckland, being Otahuhu, Manukau and Mangere

Key team members from design, client, construction and associated NGO’s will describe the project and outcomes from a range of perspectives.

Otahuhu Bus station – King Street and Avenue Road

This site includes several initiatives to incorporate water sensitive design for a busy trafficked area in a confined space. The interaction with the vehicular movement and pedestrians provided a design challenge.

The design approach from the Māori perspective will be discussed by the construction and operations staff that are on hand day to day.

Manuaku Bus station – Putney Way

This site embraced the challenge of providing an integrated solution for several transport modes. The recent upgraded train station sits adjacent to this site therefore utilisation of various transport modes meant that the site could respond to the increasing demand of public transport hub.

The consultation undertaken for this site and the design approach from the Māori perspective will be discussed by the transportation staff as well as the designers.

Kirkbride interchange(SH20A) – Mangere

The Kirkbride Road interchange with State highway 20A provided a catalyst for appreciating the Māori perspective in the design approach. This site includes several initiatives to incorporate valuable design to respond to the mana of the environment from both the brown field existence to the final completion of a vital piece of infrastructure for not only Auckland but the national framework of roading.

The design approach will be discussed by the designers, construction and operations staff that are on hand day to day.


All Site Visit cost $30.00 including GST per person.

If you have already registered and would like to attend the Site Visits please contact us at waternz@avenues.co.nz.