In the know: Northcote November 2019

Current and upcoming civil construction for the Northcote Development.

What's Underway?

Road closures during stormwater upgrades

Stormwater upgrades

Stormwater pipe upgrades have started on Tonar Street and Cadness Street. Several road closures are in place during this work. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

What closures are in place?

  • Tonar Street is closed off at #62.
  • A road closure is in place on Cadness Street near the Tonar Street intersection
  • The Cadness Street loop is closed.

Road closures are indicated in red. Please follow traffic detours to avoid delays and keep safe around construction sites.

How do I access these streets during closures?

  • Access to lower Tonar Street and Fraser Avenue is maintained through Lake Road. To avoid congestion, we recommend accessing from Tonar Street and exiting from Fraser Avenue.
  • Access to upper Cadness Street and Tonar Street is maintained through College Road.

House removals and more

Remediation of properties on Lake Road is complete and demolition is now underway for future development. During this work, you may notice increased noise and large vehicles operating.

Demolition of the old apartment blocks on Tonar Street is underway. You may notice some noise and machines operating during this work, however no major disruptions are expected. This site is due to become a temporary carpark for workers.

Cadness Street works are now underway.

Works have started on the corner of Cadness Street and Tonar Street. This includes installing new localised services and the construction of a new road.

What will I notice during these works?

During this work, you may notice traffic management and large vehicles operating. There may be an increase in noise disruption during working hours.

To avoid disruption and delays where possible, please follow signage and instructions from our traffic management team - we are there to help!

What's Coming Up?

Awataha Greenway Project Update

We will soon be relocating Copper skinks to prepare for the works on the Awataha Greenway. The work will include a new stormwater system. This project will see this space become a safe and healthy environment for future generations of people, plants and animals. For more information on this project, please visit

Service disconnections

  • We will soon begin the removal of electricity poles and disconnection of services to remaining properties on Cadness Street to complete further demolitions in this area.
  • We have disconnected power, water, gas and communication services on several properties on Potter Avenue and Kaka Street to prepare for demolitions scheduled to take place in early 2020.

What's Completed?


  • The majority of streetscaping on the west end of Tonar Street is now complete. New streetlights, footpaths and rain gardens have been installed and roads have been sealed with asphalt.

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For questions or queries about works happening in your area, please contact us on 0508 PIRITAHI or