Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Old sewer pipes to be replaced in January

31 January 2012

Old sewer pipes to be replaced in January

Good progress has been made upgrading the oldest parts of the Gisborne city’s network of wastewater pipes. The pipes through the Elgin Shopping Centre, parts of Customhouse Street, Lytton Road and Collins Street by Abbott Street were all completed before Christmas.

Gisborne District Council contractors will continue work in Collins Street where it intersects with Childers Road after the holidays. The main pipe and several of the laterals will be replaced and this will require the road to be excavated. The work is estimated to take five weeks.

Towards the end of January wastewater pipes will be replaced in the following locations.

• At the bottom of Hillview Terrace, uphill from the intersection with Hospital Road, the pipes extend into private property.
• On the Esplanade between Rutene and Wainui Roads.
• On Customhouse Street from Pitt Street to Kahutia Street) and Kahutia Street from Customhouse towards Lowe Street.
• On Ormond Road from the Unity Theatre to Wi Pere Street – February start.

Work in each of these locations is estimated to take eight weeks and roads will need to be dug up.

Road users are likely to experience some delays and there will be dust and extra noise. Some work in these areas will be completed at night when flows in the pipe are low and to minimise inconvenience.

The pipes that are being replaced this year are those that have been identified by camera inspection to be nearing complete failure, says wastewater team leader Helen Churton. “By carrying out these works now Council will be able to ensure ongoing wastewater/sewage services to Gisborne residents, now and in the future. Also, by doing this work before any pipes fail completely we will be saving money as emergency work invariably costs more than planned work.”

To keep everyone safe traffic will be managed around the road works. This may result in delays. Council thanks all road users for their patience and cooperation.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Open Source // Open Society - Full Coverage

Gordon Campbell:
On The Reserve Bank And Auckland Housing

The ‘crisis – what crisis?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable.

So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer – who used unusually frank language in his speech and subsequent interviews yesterday to call for a capital gains tax, and to generally chastise central and local government for their inaction on a threat to the country’s economic health and financial stability.

That threat has been real for some time. The housing price bubble has already created a currency bubble... Undaunted, the government keeps calling this situation a success story. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Bangladesh: GCSB Dragging NZ Into Human Rights Abuses

The New Zealand government should stop providing intelligence assistance to Bangladeshi security agencies that are known to systematically engage in human rights abuses, said the Green Party today. More>>

ALSO:

Troops Heading To Iraq: Government Must Come Clean On Deployment

New Zealanders deserve more than to hear about their troops’ deployment overseas from Australian media, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “News from Australia that Kiwi troops are on their way to Iraq this week is another example of the culture of secrecy and unknown protections around the deployment.” More>>

ALSO:

Image: Strikers And Protestors Join Outside McDonald's

A group of protestors took to McDonald’s Manners St today as a part of the international fast food workers day of action to end zero hour contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Special Education Funds Not Spent

More than $32 million of funding for children with special needs has not been spent by the Government, despite families of children with special needs complaining for years that they’ve been denied the support they deserve. More>>

ALSO:

John Key: Pre-Budget Speech To Business NZ

So this Government will remain relentlessly focused on improving the competitiveness of our economy... We will continue to give businesses a platform to invest, grow and create jobs in the knowledge they will be backed by a clear and consistent government policy programme. More>>

ALSO:

Multimedia: Andrew Little’s Response To John Key’s Pre-Budget Address

Labour Party leader Andrew Little spoke today on John Key’s pre-budget address this afternoon in Wellington. Little said National has had seven years to achieve a surplus and Kiwis have “fufilled their end of the bargain.” More>>

Surplus Baggage: Key Backs Off ‘Artificial Target’

John Key’s attempt to redefine his cornerstone promise of two election campaigns as an artificial target suggests his other promises are works of fiction, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On UE Pass Rates And University Dropout Rates

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach university... Unfortunately the two problems seem related. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news