News | 12 June 2017

Reservoir at Prince of Wales Park – have your say

Wellington Water Ltd has applied under the Wellington Town Belt Act (2016) to construct a new water reservoir at Prince of Wales Park on the Town Belt.

Prince of Wales Park sign viewed through wire fence.

The Council is considering an application for an easement and licence for the construction and operation of the proposed 35 million-litre concrete reservoir. The site will be accessed off, and sits above Rolleston and Hargreaves Streets and Salisbury Terrace. 

The reservoir would be known as Omāroro, and service Wellington’s central business district, Newtown, and Mount Cook. Construction is projected to take around three years, including landscaping and reinstating of the surrounding area.

The reservoir would be the largest in Wellington. The next largest being Macalister Reservoir, built in 1992, which holds 20 million litres of water.

Everybody who is interested in knowing more is invited to an open day hosted by Wellington Water Limited this Saturday 17 June.

Consultation is open until 5pm Monday 17 July, and submissions can be made at Prince of Wales / Omāroro Reservoir consultation.

Open Day
Saturday 17 June 2017
11am – 3pm
Executive Seminar Suite
Massey University
Gate A, Wallace Street, Mount Cook.