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

 


More Pipelines Being Replaced in Central City

More Pipelines Being Replaced in Central City

Dunedin, 20 March 2014 – New pipelines will be laid in the Queens Gardens area over the next few months as part of a continuing upgrade programme.

The work begins on Sunday night and will continue through to July. Rattray Street, between Princes Street and Queens Gardens, will be closed at times so new stormwater and wastewater pipelines can be installed through the intersection of Rattray and Crawford Streets. This will happen at night and the road will be open between 7am and 6pm.

Dunedin City Council Water and Waste Services Asset and Commercial Manager (acting) Tom Osborn says, “The Crawford Street work is being carried out as the existing stormwater and wastewater pipes are more than 100 years old and are in poor condition and struggling to meet the desired level of service.

“The existing stormwater pipeline is also under capacity and a bigger pipeline will be installed to take the flow and improve some localised flooding issues.”

The work is part of a contract to renew and upgrade pipelines in the Crawford Street/Warehouse Precinct area. Work started on Vogel Street after Christmas, proceeded to Water Street and now moves to the state highway.

The work will start in Queens Gardens outside Harcourts and move back along Crawford Street as far as Jetty Street. The work will usually, but not always, take place in the left hand/left turn traffic lane. This means it is to the left of the cycle lane and out of the main traffic flow.

Some of the work will be carried out close to trees and specialist DCC staff have been closely involved and will provide supervision where necessary.

The value of the overall contract for pipeline work in the Crawford Street/Warehouse Precinct area is $968,000. The work is being carried out by Downer Ltd.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

ALSO:

Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

ALSO:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news