Whakatū water treatment plant, Hastings
Client: Hastings District Council
Hastings District Council (Council) engaged TPG's Local Government Advisory expertise to identify suitable land options, assess potential alternative sites and to confirm the optimal solution and deliver the required land related outcomes to support the new proposed Whakatū Water Treatment Plant.
The reserve is referred to as the Ngaruroro Ave Reserve in Whakatū, being held by Council as a Recreation Reserve under the Reserves Act 1977. Predominantly developed for recreation purposes, the reserve incorporates a small area used for existing drinking water infrastructure.
As part of the planned upgrade, Council have installed a water reservoir and upgraded the existing treatment plant along with new infrastructure to connect to the assets and existing bore. In addition, the project enabled a planned upgrade of the playground and enhanced recreation facilities on the reserve to be brought forward from the 2029/2030 financial year.
Being reserve land, the Reserves Act requires Council to use land for the purpose for which it is classified and the water treatment plant upgrade required that part of the reserve to be re-classified for water supply purposes, with the balance of the reserve remaining as Recreation Reserve. Following construction and survey works being completed onsite, TPG’s statutory services team completed the required registration and legalisation actions for Council to complete land matters for the project.
This project is the last of the seven small community water treatment plants TPG have supported the delivery of for Council.
Regional Business Manager - Central North Island