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Otane Alternate Drinking Water Supply

Otane Alternate Drinking Water Supply

Update – 11 July 2019

Fulton Hogan Ltd are establishing site this week, with materials being delivered for this significant project. Work is due to commence the week starting 15th July on a new water rider main from Homewood Road to the White Road Intersection. This replaces an old steel pipe running from Waipawa. 

We expect significant traffic management to be in place along Racecourse Road and White Road to ensure the safety of the teams undertaking this key project for council. Please take care when driving along the route and around the construction team site – we apologise for any inconvenience or disruptions the traffic management may cause.

The following linked letter drop has been delivered to all residents that may be affected.

Update – 01 July 2019

Last week Fulton Hogan Ltd were awarded this $2 million contract,  and now progress closer to works commencing on site, we expect works to commence on-site the week of the 08 July 2019 through to completion in early December 2019.

The construction will see a 180mm PE pipeline laid from SH2, connecting into the existing Waipawa supply, running along Racecourse Road, crossing the railway on Racecourse Road and running into and along White Road, finally connecting into new supply on the corner of Knorp and White Road, which feeds into the existing Otane water network supply on the corner of Higginson Street and White Road.

This approx. 5.2km new pipeline project will see significant resilience and security of water supply added to the Otane network. 

C 1002 Project Signboard

Update – 21 June 2019

A rigorous tender process has been completed, and council has identified a preferred supplier, it is currently finalising a contract with.

The project is expected to commence in mid July 2019 with completion of the water pipeline by December 2019.

A further update will be provided upon award of the contract, and the next steps.

Update – 23 April 2019

As we finalise our information for the design to be released to prospective tenderer's, contractors will from Wed 24th April 2019 for approx 3-4 days be excavating 10 test holes along the proposed route of the alternate water supply, along White Road onto Racecourse Road. This work is essential in assisting council and prospective contractors better understand the ground conditions to plan their construction methodology.

Council is partnering with Davies Waste for the civil work (excavations and traffic management) and WSP-OPUS will be undertaking the sampling and testing to produce a report.

Update – 05 April 2019

Council is currently finalising the tender documents, and plans to release this project to the open market for tender in mid-April 2019 through to mid-May 2019. We expect works to commence in June 2019 and be completed by December 2019.

Council is currently investigating incorporating the proposed wastewater pipe to be piped from Otane to Waipawa as part of the proposed wider wastewater project options and how this could be implemented into the project if required.

Design Overview Apr 2019

Update – 18 January 2019

Council is currently finalising the design aspect of this project, and plans to tender this project in March 2019. Concept Design 18 Jan 2019


Update – 6 November 2018

As outlined in the water component of the Otane Land development, contractors are currently working on the small section between Dee Street and Higginson Street along White Road, this involves installing a 150mm PE pipeline, hydrants and valves from the land development to the existing network on Higginson Street along White Road.

Additionally, contractors will leave a closed valve and blank flange at the intersection of Knorp Street and White Road for when the physical works commence to ensure no disruption to existing customers when connecting up the new network.

Council is currently tendering for a professional services consultant to assist council with the design, engineering and procurement component of this project.

Further updates will be provided as this project progresses.

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Update - 11 October 2018

Otane is experiencing a surge of positive growth and heightened activity with the development of a new subdivision on White Road.

With a thriving District and some of the strongest growth figures for property in New Zealand, Central Hawke’s Bay is experiencing an awakening, with a surge of positivity resulting from a strong local and regional economy, new residents, businesses and visitors to the District.

With as many as 1,025 new households expected in the next 30 years and 535 of those households expected in the next ten years, to support this growth the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council are looking at innovative and cost effective new ways to work collaboratively to support growth and development in the District.

In the development of the White Road Subdivision, Council has worked collaboratively with the developer to achieve not only the installation of services required for the completion of the new subdivision, but to future proof Otane and deliver aspects of #the Big Water Story.  The installation of a new second water supply to increase the resilience of the Otane Water Supply is a key project in #the Big Water Story.

“Working in collaboration has had real benefits, not just to the developer but the wider community – achieving efficiencies in the delivery of Council projects and a long-term ‘dig-once’ approach”, says 3 Waters Programme Manager, Darren de Klerk.

The works in White Road involved a new water and wastewater main being laid, part of which will form the new Otane second water supply project.  In addition, a new wastewater pump station situated on the development boundary of White Road has also been installed to pump wastewater to Council’s network.

The project has progressed well on site, in alignment with the development of the subdivision with Contractors having completed the laying of wastewater pipes at the end of September and the new wastewater pump station expected to be commissioned by the end of October 2018.

Contractors will then move into the next stage of the project, laying a new water main from the Knorp Street intersection through to the intersection of Higginson and White Road.  Work is expected to be completed by the end of November 2018.

The remainder of the Otane Second Water Supply project is expected to begin in early 2019, with further communications on the project expected in the near future.

Update – 27 September 2018

A small section of this project has been awarded as an extension of the existing land development works underway on White Road in Otane.

This will allow council to tender out the project from the intersection of White and Knorp Street – along White Road through to Racecourse Road, along Racecourse Road under the railway crossing and through to tie into the existing network on the corner of Racecourse Road and SH2.

This section of the project is currently in the design/ planning phase and council hopes to be in a position to tender the works in late Nov/ Dec 2018. With site works to start in Feb 2019.

Update - 10 September 2018

Otane Basic Design Alt Supply Opus


Update - 29th August 2018

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council (CHBDC) are currently defining scope and requirements for this project, initial scope is looking at installing a new water main from reservoirs in Waipawa down into Racecourse Road, along White Road and teeing into the existing main at the corner of White Road and Knorp Street. A small section of main will also be installed between Dee Street and Higginson Street along White Road, we will shortly be tendering out for the design component of this project. This project is significant for Otane and will increase the resilience of the network.


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