Waiuku Town Centre, Waiuku

Auckland Council & Auckland Transport
2010 - 2013
Public Realm
Waiuku River Lane from King Street
Waiuku Timber Gabions

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, connecting 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 main street 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. 

Services Design Team Lead, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Construction Documentation, Construction Observation/QA

Team Aurecon, Projenz, Modus, Dallow Boss, JFC

Awards 2010 Auckland Regional Council and New Zealand Contractors Federation Environmental Award 

2013 New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) Award of Distinction 

"The transformation of the river to result in an attractive esplanade space has been achieved well and sets a pattern for the remainder of the degraded river". — 2013 NZILA Award Citation 

Waiuku Timber Gabions 9790 PORT
Waiuku JFC3526
Waiuku Tamakae Reserve ISSUE
Waiuku Night Shot scaled
Waiuku clock tower 2 PORT
Waiuku poles scaled
Waiuku Masterplan ISSUE
Waiuku Pier scaled
Waiuku Timber Steps Detail PORT
Waiuku River Lane from King Street