The swallow main crossing is the sewer pipe that travels deep under the Maitai River. It is a vital connection from one side of the river to the other.

Being located next to our stunning Maitai River, we need to be extra careful when working in this area. The last thing we want is to cause any damage to this precious taonga.

The original swallow main crossing was constructed in the 1960’s. Thankfully it was incredibly robust, but we need to make sure we can continue to service this pipe to prolong its lifespan.

We need to renew the inspection chamber on the city side of the river. This project will be highly visible as it is right next to the much-used Maitai shared pathway.

We will let everyone know when the work is scheduled to occur, and put in place detours for pedestrians and cyclists if necessary.


UPDATE 16 August 2022

The investigation work undertaken last week to determine the location of services was successful, and Council will be taking the opportunity to undertake some maintenance. A plan is being prepared to get this underway as soon as possible.

Remediation work is proposed to take several weeks to complete due to the weather and contractor availability.

The Maitai shared path will remain open during this time, however, pedestrian diversions will need to be in place during some stages of the work.