Project summary

What we’re doing

The new transfer station will collect wastewater from Peacocke and Fitzroy and temporarily store it until there is enough to push it through the pipeline to the wastewater treatment station at Pukete.

The pump station will transfer the wastewater via new pipelines over the Waikato River bridge (currently under construction), along the East Town Belt and Wairere Drive to connect into the city's existing wastewater network near Crosby Road. Work to install the new northern wastewater pipelines is nearing completion.

Most of the pump station will be constructed underground – up to 8.5m below ground level. Above ground it will incorporate artwork and interpretive signage to tell the story of the area.

Why we're doing it

As we build our new community in Peacocke we need to make sure we put the right infrastructure in place at the right time, like essential wastewater services.

This project will

  • Reduce demand on Hamilton's western wastewater network.

  • Meet Peacocke's wastewater needs as the area grows

  • Provide essential wastewater services to Peacocke

Project features

  • 1.8 million litres

    1.8 million litres

    The new station will hold up to 1.8 million litres of wastewater before pumping it up and over the new bridge across the Waikato River
  • 5.5 km


    7.1km of new wastewater pipeline will transfer waste to the Pukete Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Largest wastewater station

    The largest in Hamilton

    The new Peacocke wastewater transfer station will be the largest in the city.

Where we're at with progress

  • Stage 1 - Planning


    Design work and selecting a construction partner.
  • Stage 2 - Underway

    January 2022

    Construction of the pump station and Fitzroy pipeline.
  • Stage 3 - Completed

    Mid 2023

    Site completion and landscaping.

Programme blueprint

Take a tour of the wastewater transfer station in this artist's impression

Peacocke wastewater station

Take A Look

Tank floor concrete pour April 2023

Concrete pour milestone 2022

Tank roof lift 2023

Project timelapse camera

Frequently asked questions

How will Council build the transfer station?

Most of the transfer station will be built underground with the pump building and storage tanks visible from the shared path that will border the site. The first stage of construction will build the site access road for vehicles and equipment and then begin to excavate the site.

How will Council construct the new pipes?

We’ll be using a combination of open trenching and directional drilling to build 1.5km of wastewater pipe around the transfer station site:

  • Open trenching involves digging a channel and laying the pipe inside it. This will be used in sections where the new pipes are installed near other pipes and services.
  • Directional drilling involves using a drilling machine to push and pull the pipes underneath the ground. This will be used where digging a large channel would be too disruptive, like along roads and pathways.

Will there be disruptions to residents or transport?

We’ll do our best to make sure there’s as little disruption as possible to residents, roads, parks and bike paths during construction. There may be some general construction effects for residents near the transfer station site, like dust, noise, and vibration - we’ll do our best to keep this to a minimum.

To keep our team and community safe, we’ll be working under traffic management which may affect how you drive, walk or bike through the area. Before we begin work in your area or street, we’ll be in touch to let you know what’s happening and provide regular updates.


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Last updated 5 July 2022