Bridging the divide - a story of integrating transport, stormwater and amenity in Auckland's new Super City

Damian Young and Rowan Carter. Prepared for 2012 National Stormwater Conference, Melbourne.


This paper presents an investigation, which forms part of a planning assessment, resulting in an integrative restorative water urban design solution for the Omega Pond. This public asset forms part of the quantity and now quality management asset for urban discharges into the Alexandra Stream, Auckland, New Zealand. The overall project is known as the Te Ara Alexandra project and encompasses the integration of a major public cycleway project with stream restoration, wetland enhancement and stormwater infrastructure improvements. It has set a standard by which a new model that amenity, parks and water sensitive urban design managers can draw upon. The project and subsequent construction has been driven by an integrated stormwater catchment management planning process that is considered best practice for the new Auckland Council Super City.

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