We’ve got a track-record of completing audits on small to large infrastructure projects. As a result, our team of assurance specialists are always keeping an eye on some of the most exciting local and international industry updates. The discoveries made in a Watercare  waterway project is nothing short of fascinating.

Project looking to provide cleaner waterways for Auckland 

The Central Interceptor is a 14.7km tunnel designed to make Auckland’s waterways cleaner. The $1.2bn tunnel will  run from Grey Lynn to the Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant, and will eventually have a capacity of 200,000m3. 

This wastewater pipe is expected  to reduce wet-weather overflows and prevent untreated wastewater reaching the Manukau Harbour. To say this project has already uncovered so much more than expected is an understatement!

Unearthing of prehistoric fossils in Māngere

Since the start of construction in 2019, more than 200 fossils have been unearthed in Māngere. These fossils were found in a layer of earth 35m below the surface and are estimated to be between 3 and 3.5 million years old. In fact, several of the specimens are thought to have come from previously unknown species.

These fossils will be examined and researched in conjunction with experts from the Auckland Museum. Eventually, they will be on display at the Museum for everyone to see.

You can read more about the Central Interceptor tunnel here, and more about the fossil discoveries here

Work on the tunnel is expected to be completed by 2025. We will certainly be keeping a close eye on the developments until then.

We can help with major projects like this!

Major projects such as this Watercare Tunnel carry a lot of complexity. However, here at IMA Services, our team of experienced quality assurance auditors do not shy away from the challenge!

We can reduce extra costs and assist to keep projects within budget by providing the clarity needed to make well-informed decisions. 

Want to know more? Get in touch with us today.

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