Rangiora Wastewater Pipe Upgrades

Major roadworks are underway in south and central Rangiora as part of a ten-year project to improve the wastewater network.

A number of large wastewater pipes are being installed in central and south Rangiora over the next eight years. Council aims to schedule the work to minimise disruption as much as possible.

The first stages of works within the next three years are outlined in some detail below. These will continue for the next eight years and beyond. The programme has a total value of around $17 million.

The roadworks associated with the project may disrupt traffic and detours will be required from time to time during the pipe installation. Whenever possible, the critical part of the work will be undertaken during school holidays to minimise effects on schools.

Why upgrade the system?

The works will provide a number of benefits for Rangiora. They will:

  • replace deteriorating older pipes with larger pipes
  • prevent excess water entering or escaping from the system during wet weather
  • reduce the frequency and size of sewage overflows, meaning less contaminated water will overflow onto roads and private property during storms
  • increase capacity, fully providing for wastewater flows from existing properties and allowing for future new connections and ongoing growth in the West Rangiora Development.

Stage 1 of work was completed during December 2016 through to June 2017 and began at the Rangiora Wastewater Treatment Plant, traversing parts of Dunlops and Railway Roads as far as Torlesse Street.

Stage 2 of work was completed during September 2017 through to June 2018.

Stage 3 September 2018 to June 2019

Stage 3 will extend the pipeline along a section of King Street between South Belt and Charles Street. Find out more about this stage of work.

Want more information?

Please contact Daniel Thompson on 0800 965 468

Wastewater upgrade - stage 1:

Map of Rangiora wastewater upgrade stage 1

Wastewater upgrade - stages 1-6:

Map of Rangiora wastewater upgrade stages 1-6

Project Updates

Rangiora Central Sewer Capacity Upgrade
27 Feb 2019

Stage three of the upgrade to Rangiora's central sewers is underway. Two-way traffic can now return to South Belt as Dormer Construction have now installed the new sewer, and re-surfaced the intersection of South Belt and King Street.

Buses will return to their regular route, original bus stops will reopen and temporary bus stops will be removed.

Upcoming work for the week of 4 March

Work will continue north along King Street as the contractor installs the next section of the new sewer pipe.

The temporary closure on King Street will remain in place until the pipe has been inslalled past the traffic island at the intersection of King Street and South Belt. This traffic island is a choke point, and once the trench is clear of the island, King Street will be reopened to southbound traffic, with the remaining trenching work being carried out as a shoulder closure.

In the meantime, traffic heading south, and wishing to use the traffic lights to turn onto Southbrook Road, can detour on Bush Street or Pentecost Road until King Street is opened to southbound traffic again.

Resurfacing of the first section of King Street is booked in for Monday 4 March, depending on the weather. We thank you for your continued patience during delays that have occurred with this work.

Stage three works will finish at the intersection of Charles Street, and is expected to be completed by May 2019.