Westhaven seawall upgrade

01 September 2023 - 01 March 2024

  • Westhaven
  • In Progress

The seawall along Westhaven's northern reclamation is being upgraded.

This upgrade is designed to protect people, infrastructure and assets from coastal flooding by constructing a redesigned seawall that effectively dissipates waves.

Seawall Images For Public Constitution Render

In response to adverse weather events and king tides causing significant inundation on Westhaven's northern reclamation in previous years, work is now underway to upgrade the seawall in that location.

The project also involves:

  • Enhancements to the waterfront area, aimed at creating a more aesthetically pleasing and functional space that complements the existing Westhaven Marina development.
  • Implementation of design and ecological initiatives through partnership with mana whenua, including increased planting.
  • Improvements to connection with the surrounding environment, particularly for pedestrians.
  • Futureproofing of infrastructure and services in the area.

Image of an extreme weather event at Westhaven

Area of upgrade

In early March 2024, contractors (John Fillmore Contracting / JFC) will commence on-site setup. As part of their initial preparation, they will relocate three pōhutukawa trees from the seawall upgrade work area. These trees will be carefully transferred to Curran Street for replanting within the future Harbour Bridge Park area under the guidance of a specialist arborist. Subsequently, several replacement pōhutukawa trees will be planted along the seawall as the project advances.

Seawall Images For Public Constitution Section

Artist's impression of a cross section of the completed project (illustrative purposes only)

2010 Visualisation Short Term

Artists impression of completed project (illustrative purposes only)

2010 Visualisation 1 Short Term

Artists impression of completed project (illustrative purposes only)

2022 03 06 Visualisation Bird View

Artists impression of completed project (illustrative purposes only)

While the project is underway, please expect some noise and traffic disruption. Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure the safety of work crews, pedestrians, and vehicles. While every effort will be made to maintain traffic and pedestrian access, lane restrictions and detours may be necessary at times. Noise barriers will be used to mitigate noise nuisance where possible.

The construction will progress in stages and is expected to be finished by early 2025.

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