Fort Takapuna
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Drainage and roofing work is underway to protect the rich history of Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve in Devonport Auckland.

Date:  23 April 2024

The work will last around four to six weeks, starting with drainage cleaning work in mid-April. During this time, sections will be fenced or cordoned off as work takes place, but the wider reserve remains open for the public.

These protective works include the replacement of the 1880s Brick Fort building’s roof and cleaning of the wider complex’s guttering and in-ground drainage system.

The heavy rains of Cyclone Gabrielle caused flooding within the wider reserve and to some of the buildings. This proactive maintenance will help protect and conserve this important heritage site during future weather events.

DOC has informed The Officers Mess events venue and will work with them to ensure the least impact on any weddings or other events during this time.

There will be some site noise for example generators and hand tools, this will be limited to weekdays and business hours.

For local residents with concerns or questions about the work, please contact

Fort Takapuna is a historic coastal defence site featuring a barracks built in the 1880s, two twin six-inch disappearing guns and an underground magazine.


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