Wellington Scoop

Residents to be told of plan for big new reservoir in Brooklyn


News from Brooklyn Residents Assn
Moe-i-te-Ra is proposed to be a fully covered 10 million litre capacity water reservoir located in Town Belt on Bell Road. The project is intended to enhance water supply resilience for Mount Cook and Te Aro residents in the Bell Road and Aro water supply zones, replacing ageing and vulnerable infrastructure. Additionally, it is intended to provide backup supply to the Brooklyn supply zone.

In response to community concerns regarding earthworks traffic between the project site and the Landfills, Wellington Water has explored further options for stockpiling earthwork material generated by the proposed reservoir development. This has resulted in an amended development proposal involving significant changes to how earthworks and traffic effects will be managed and will result in the removal of the Bell Road Gym.

Wellington Water has delayed the intended Town Belt application lodgement for the development to November.

This Sunday there is an opportunity for the community to hear about the plans. It is also a chance to let the project team know about the community’s values and its aspirations that need to be considered in the design of the overall development and specifically the Town Belt landscape remediation work around the site of the existing reservoir (pictured above) and the gym.

VENUE: St Matthew’s Church, Washington Avenue

TIME: 10am to 1pm, Sunday 16th September

11am – Transport and stockpiling – Mark Stanko Project Manager
11.30am – Landscape – Emma McRae Landscape architect
12pm – Town Belt and RMA process – Matt Trlin