Awakeri Wetlands Project digs deep to support new community
Auckland Council is investing around $100 million in unlocking what was once flood-prone, flat, peaty rural land around Takanini and transforming the area into an eco-friendly urban community.
As developers construct thousands of modern homes, the environment is being revitalised as part of the three-stage Awakeri Wetlands Project. The project comes under the council’s strategy to protect people and property from the dangers of flooding and preserve and enhance the health and value of Auckland’s waterways and harbours for future generations.
The Awakeri Wetlands Project is a signature project, creating healthy and connected waterways, shared cycleways and pathways and open green spaces to support restored natural habitats and resolve flooding and stormwater problems in the Takanini area.