Waiuku Town Centre & River Lane
Reconnecting a town with its Harbour
On the southern edge of the Manukau Harbour the township of Waiuku sits at the terminus of the historic portage route to the Waikato River, connected the central north island with the Manukau and beyond.
Reset worked with Auckland Council on a number of strategic fronts within the town centre. The redevelopment of the mainstreet and the town square has reconfigured traffic circulation through the town centre to create a larger civic space. The River Lane project has readdressed the uppermost reaches of the Manukau harbour and what was a busy port area. This project stage integrated with stormwater works, featured a new ‘keyhole’ weir to restore a water body and included stub piers that step out over gabion retaining walls.
A series of pou whenua or wharf piles act as a structural element, tying together both sides of the river edge.
2013 New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) Distinction Award
2010 Auckland Regional Council and New Zealand Contractors Federation Environmental Award