Final step for housing in Peacocke

Final step for housing in Peacocke

May 2021

Much-needed new housing is a step closer in Peacocke after Hamilton City Council moved to the final stages of procurement for a major wastewater connection.

The contract to build a wastewater transfer pumping station and associated works is now out for tender. The project is expected to cost around $25 million and is the last major piece of infrastructure needed to service new housing in the area.

Chair of Council’s Strategic Growth Committee Councillor Dave Macpherson said three years on from confirming funding via the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, this is the third of a trio of key pieces of infrastructure in the area.

Most of the pump station will be constructed underground – up to 8.5m below ground level. The structure aboveground incorporates artwork and interpretive signage to tell the story of the area.

Councillor Macpherson said it’s about far more than just growing our city. The project also includes more than 1.5km of pipe work to bring the Fitzroy area into the catchment to support operation and reduce demands on Hamilton’s western wastewater network.

“Our approach to Peacocke, and Hamilton’s future, is making sure we’re growing in a sustainable way that doesn’t leave our existing communities behind,” he said.

The pump station will transfer wastewater from Peacocke and Fitzroy via new pipelines over the Waikato River bridge (currently under construction), along the East Town Belt and Wairere Drive to connect into the city’s existing wastewater network near Crosby Road. Work by contractors CB Civil on the pipelines north of Cobham Drive is already well under way.

CB Civil’s project manager and director Jamie Campbell said he was pleased with his team’s progress on the pipelines so far.

Construction of the transfer station and associated works is expected to get under way later this year and be completed in mid-2023.

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