An update on development in Tāmaki

24 APR, 2020 | Tāmaki News

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister announced that New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm on Monday April 27. This means that construction sites are allowed to open again from Tuesday April 28.

What’s happening in your area?

From Tuesday April 28, construction sites will begin to reopen in Tāmaki. You will start to see construction workers and machinery on building sites, and workers getting sites ready to be built on. Not all sites will get started straight away, but these are the sites we expect to get going first:

  • Fenchurch
  • Overlea
  • Line Epping
  • Hinaki
  • Derna Tobruk

You may have already noticed some people at development sites in your area. They have been performing site health, safety and security checks, and builders may also have been on site to do other preparation work. This is in line with Government advice that businesses could access workplaces this week to prepare for restarting work under Alert Level 3.

You might also notice activities on construction sites more than before, especially as many people will still be at home during this time. We will work to minimise disruption as much as possible and thank you for your patience.

Keeping everyone safe

The wellbeing of our people and communities is our priority.

Please be assured that all construction and site workers who are working near your home will be following strict new rules to keep themselves, and you, safe from Covid-19. These rules will comply with the Health & Safety Work Act and Ministry of Health guidelines.

Kāinga Ora, who works with Tāmaki Regeneration Company to lead the development programme in Tāmaki, has an audit process in place to ensure contractors are following these guidelines. Contractors are not required to wear face masks, although some of them may choose to do so.

What does Level 2 mean for me?

While businesses are allowed to operate in a limited way at Level 2, remember that we all still need to stick to our bubbles and stay home as much as possible. 

For more information on what Level 2 means for you and your whānau, please visit covid19.govt.nz.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions about the development sites, please call Kāinga Ora site safety coordinator Warren James on 021 762 908. For health and safety reasons, we ask that you please do not approach workers directly.