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Waipukurau Water Firefighting and Reticulation Improvements

Waipukurau Water Firefighting and Reticulation Improvements

Waipukurau Water Firefighting and Reticulation Improvements

Update - 23 August 2019

The project progresses well, see the drop down below for further detail.

Update - 25 July 2019

Council has awarded a contract to Drainways Ltd to deliver the first two stages of this key project.

Works are expected to start from Hunter Park reservoir into Kitchener Street from Monday 29 July 2019.

For further information, see the drop down below.

Update - 21 June 2019

Council has completed tender evaluations, and is finalising awarding a contract to our preferred supplier.

Focus will now shift to engaging with those affected by the works, as we work towards works commencing on-site in late July 2019.

Update - 10 May 2019

Council released this project to the market for tender on the 10th May 2019, through to 31st May 2019.

The tender documents are available on GETs :

Update - 05 April 2019

Council is working with Stantec to finalise a 7 year works programme to improve firefighting, resilience, pressure and allow for future growth extensions in Waipukurau. In the short term Years 1 to 3 will be tendered out as a package of works.

Council aims to have awarded a contract by June 2019 for works to commence immediately for Years 1 and 2. Year 3 will take place between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.

Update - 21 February 2019

The development of a long term work programme to improve firefighting and shortfalls in reticulation is progressing well. Council are finalising the details of the programme for Year 1 and 2 immediately. This will then be taken to market for FY18/19 and FY19/20 as a combined project.

Update - 6 November 2018

A multiyear project to improve the resilience within the Waipukurau water network to improve fire-fighting capabilities and pressure within the network.

The team are currently reviewing modelling data to implement a long-term project plan to improve the capabilities and pressure within the network gradually. Council has planned for the works to take place from now 2018/19 for 7 years through to 2024/25.

A similar project will commence in Waipawa in 2020/21.

Update - 18 September 2019

Drainways completed a spell of night works along Ruataniwha Street, installing the final length of pipe, now all pipe is in the ground, and focus shifts to connecting the pipe together, installing tees and valves in preparation for testing. Thursday 26th September we are planning a shutdown of the Hunter Park reservoir overnight to connect the new supply into the reservoir. Works are planned to take place from 7pm to 7am.

WPK Firefighting Water Pipe Pulled into Ruataniwha Street

Update - 02 September 2019

Night works will be starting this week, as we work to install the last section of pipe along Ruataniwha Street between Northumberland and Kitchener Street, this is expected to take up to 10 working days. 

Last week pipe was installed along Kitchener Street - 3 of our 4 sections of pipe are now in the ground.

WPK Firefighting Pipe Pull back along Kitchener Street Drone


Update - 23 August 2019

Current project status - works are expected to shift to night as we move into Ruataniwha street week starting 2 Sep 2019.

Overview Update 23 Aug 2019

Update - 21 August 2019

The project continues to progress well, with drill shots completed through Hunter Park, and more recently across Ruataniwha Street from Northumberland Street, and a third drill shot is underway across the Kitchener Street/ Ruataniwha St intersection through to join the pipe at the base of Hunter Park on Kitchener Street.

Attention over the coming weeks turns to installing pipe along Ruataniwha Street between the Kitchener and Northumberland Street intersections.

Following that the connections and testing will take place.

Site Fencing with Signboard

Update - 08 August 2019

The pipe was successfully installed from Kitchener Street to the top of Hunter Park, the first of 5 drill shots completed.

WPK Firefighting Pipe Pulled back up Hunter Park

Update - 25 July 2019

Work is planned to commence from Mon 29th July 2019. The project is planning to improve firefighting capacity, network resilience, and shortfalls in network supply. 

This involves increasing the size of the pipe coming out of the Hunter Park Reservoir down through Hunter Park and into Kitchener Street, Stage 1 ends at the South service Lane. Stage 2 runs from South service Lane along Ruataniwha Street and ends at the intersection of Northumberland Street – this section is installing a new pipeline to increase capacity.

There will be traffic management in place – so please drive carefully around the worksites.

The contractors will be engaging further with those affected, and will aim to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Contact council on 06 857 8060 if you have any queries.

Update - 10 July 2019

We are working through the final contract deliverable's and expect works to start on Mon 29th July 2019.

The next few weeks, will see the team plan for construction, and communicate works with those affected.

This linked project commencement update is going out to all affected parties this week, outlining the works planned, and some FAQs covering key items.

Please contact council if you have any questions on 06 857 8060.

Update - 15 May 2019

The first three years scope for the project has been detailed and forms part of the tender currently in the market.

The objective is to install a water main between the Hunter Park Reservoir and Peel Street in Waipukurau. 
The proposed water main size is 225mm PE100 and approx. 600m long. The new main is proposed to cross SH2.

This work will improve the firefighting and capability of the water network.

Tender Comms Overview


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