Wiri

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Wiri
Oil Tanks, Tank Farm, In Manukau City.jpg
A petroleum-product storage depot at the western edge of Wiri
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Population 3,768 (2001)
Facilities
Train station(s) Wiri Train Station (closed)
Surrounds
North Puhinui
Northeast Manukau Central
East Goodwood Heights
Southeast Homai
South Clendon Park
Southwest (Manukau Harbour)
West (Manukau Harbour)
Northwest Papatoetoe

Wiri is a mostly industrial-commercial focused suburb in the former Manukau City, located in its southwest.

As of 2009, Ports of Auckland is building an inland port / rail siding in Wiri, to connect road freight to the port facilities on the Waitemata Harbour further north. The new facility will allow Ports of Auckland to reduce the amount of trucks that have to travel through the Auckland Central area by up to 100,000 trips per year.[1]

Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF) is located in Wiri. ARWCF is the first purpose-built women’s prison in New Zealand to accommodate a growing number of female prisoners and services in the upper North Island. The facility can accommodate 286 prisoners and employs 167 staff.[2]

As of 2013, construction of a new 960 bed, high security men's prison is under way adjacent to the Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility at 20 Hautu Drive, Wiri.[3]

As part of the Auckland railway electrification project, the $100 million EMU maintenance and stabling depot was built on 4.4 hectares of the old Winstone Quarry in Wiri, located next to the South-Western Expressway and bordered by Roscommon and Wiri Station Roads. It was officially opened by the Mayor of Auckland on 5 July 2013.[4]

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Coordinates: 37°00′00″S 174°52′23″E / 37.000°S 174.873°E / -37.000; 174.873