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Nelson St & Reservoir Rd - Additional Works - Stormwater Infrastructure

CHBDC and contract partners Higgins have finished the project to renew the Water mains in Nelson Street and Reservoir Road, Waipukurau. All residents have now been connected to the new, more resilient network. In addition, the project provided employment opportunities for two members of our local community who have now been offered permanent positions.

The water main project was strategically planned to enable the now redundant, old pipeline to be replaced with upgraded stormwater infrastructure. Work to install this is about to commence and aims to improve the ability to both catch and direct stormwater flows on Nelson St and eliminate known surface flooding issues.

Nelson St SW works

Update | 21 February 2022

Last week, Higgins has installed the last stormwater manhole and catch sump. The new manhole plays a crucial part in the stormwater project as it connects both the existing and new stormwater networks in Gaisford Terrace and Nelson Street.

Higgins is also carrying out reinstatement works on the footpath, kerb and channel after installing sumps. They will continue to install the remaining sumps on Nelson Street as part of the last piece of the stormwater network. 

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Update | 14 February 2022

Last week, Higgins carried out the installation of a new water connection tee on the Gaisford Terrace Water Main. This Connection will allow the abandonment of the old cast iron water main currently crossing Gaisford Terrace in Nelson Street (which is on the New Stormwater Pipe alignment). Once the stormwater pipe is completed into Nelson Street, the last section of the New Water Main across Gaisford Terrace into Nelson Street will be carried out. Higgins continue with installing new network infrastructure with another catch sump and lead installed for the improved Stormwater Network.


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Update | 1 January 2022

Higgins has installed two bubble-up sumps on Gaisford Terrace and is working on installing 600mm diameter concrete pipeline, which will connect with the new stormwater network installed in Nelson Street.

Update | 20 December 2021 

Higgins have poured and have started to rehabilitate around the 2 of 3 sumps on Nelson Street. They will be tidying and making the streets safer for the holiday period. Higgins will be starting again on the 10th January 2022 and installing the remainder of 65m of 600mm dia concrete pipe and 3 manholes and cesspits on Gaisford Terrace.

Update | 13 December 2021

We have laid more than 200m of stormwater concrete pipe network on Nelson Street; we have installed 4 manholes and will be installing additional 4 cesspits and lead pipe later this week. 

Update 6 December 2021

Higgins have completed pram crossing on all 4 corners of Nelson St and Reservoir Road, and have installed 3 Manholes, 3 Conventional and 2 Max Pit Sumps, and more than 135 metres of 600mm diameters of concrete pipe. They will be rehabilitating road surfaces after installing the pipelines in the next few weeks. 

Update | 29 November 2021

Higgins continue making progress along Nelson Street heading towards Reservoir Road. Last week, Centralines had new power ducting installed across the Gaisford Street end of Nelson Street, which will allow the High Voltage Powerline to be lowered underneath the new stormwater pipe alignment. New pedestrian crossings are currently being installed at the Nelson Street Reservoir Road intersection now that the stormwater drainage works are complete there. 

Update | 15 November 2021

Higgins has completed the installation of conventional and max pits, and have progressed to rehabilitation and reinstate works on the corner of Nelson Street and Reservoir Road. They have started on their next milestone to install the first manhole and connect the first piece of the pipeline on the southern side of Nelson Street. They will be working up the pipeline starting from the Gaisford Terrace end and work uphill along Nelson Street towards Reservoir Road. 

Update | 3 November 2021

Higgins are currently working on the corner of Nelson Street and Reservoir Road where 2 new maxi-pit sumps and 1 conventional sump have been installed as well as pipe leads between the sumps, the last remaining sump and the lead connections are expected to be completed this week. Once this area is completed Higgins will then commence on the southern end of Nelson Street.

Update | 18 October 2021

Higgins have commenced work on the corner of Nelson Street and Reservoir Road where four new sumps and associated pipe leads are to be installed.

Once this area is completed Higgins will then commence on the Gaisford Terrace end of Nelson Street. Work is programmed to take around 3 to 4 months to complete and is working around a planned road rehabilitation. These works are to overcome some localised flooding that occurs during rain events. 


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