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Up to 5000 new homes for Halswell

Brad Christensen
halswell water project
Deep trench ready for new sewer pipe to be laid  Christchurch City Council

A new wastewater scheme in Halswell will open the area up for major residential development.

The South East Halswell scheme has seen deep trenches dug to make way for a new pressure sewer pipe that stretches across 8 kilometres. 

Installation of the new pipe got underway in January and is expected to be completed by the end of May. 

The Christchurch City Council is spending 8 million dollars on the project which will open up 420 hectares of land for housing development. 

This development means Halswell will have room for more than 5,200 new homes - about 14,000 residents. 

Council Senior Project Manager, Kyllie Hills said while the project will mean disruption for some motorists it will offer long term benefits for residents in the area.