Waterview Connection

21 September 2020

Described as having the biggest impact on Auckland since the opening of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in 1959, this project involved the planting of over 400,000 plants, remediation of local environments & habitats and restoring Maori cultural remnants.

Location: Auckland

Date Completed: 2020

Project Type: Civil Infrastructure

Natural Habitats was engaged to carry out the remediation works and new plantings to the Tunnels of SH20, Causeway and interchanges of SH16 for the 3 respective head contractors.

We remediated the highly degraded and polluted Oakley Creek and estuarine foreshore.

We extended the protected habitat of the NZ Dotterel and other endangered species that frequent Pollen Island. We supported Ngati Whatua Orakei to carry out the planting works to the uruapa and other Maori cultural remnants.

Awards: Natural Habitats is proud to be a part of this multi-award-winning project, which received a number of award both locally and internationally.

  • Tripartite Award - Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards 2019
  • Gold Award (Architectural and Urban) - Good Design Australia 2019
  • Category Winner (Infrastructure) - NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Architecture Awards 2019
  • Gold Pin & Supreme Purple Pin (Built Environment) - Best of Awards 2018, Designer's Institute of New Zealand
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