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Alamar Crescent stormwater drain before work to repair and install a new grate for safety
- May 05, 2021
Maintenance, renewal, and improvement work around the District
Ruawai watermains renewal
Work is starting on a watermains renewal in Ruawai. Our team and contractors will replace approximately 3,440m of old watermain pipes along Freyberg Road, Well Street, and Jellicoe Street (to just past the Reeve Street intersection). The work will begin Monday 17 May and finish in July/August. Traffic disruptions will be minimal, though there will be a small number of public carparks and some footpaths impacted at times in the schedule.
River Road floodgate works
Routine maintenance work has started on the River Road floodgate outlets, and will take another two weeks. Traffic management is in place. Please be mindful of the cordoned off machine working areas around 65 – 149 River Road, Dargaville.
Alamar Crescent stormwater works
We are repairing the stormwater pipe by the boat ramp on Alamar Crescent in Mangawhai, and installing a new grate, to improve safety. The work is on track to be finished by Friday 07 May. There will be minimal disruption, but machinery will be on site, and some car-parks may be blocked off temporarily.
Wintle Street culvert works
Works to replace a culvert on Wintle Street will start Monday 17 May. Our team has identified a large 28.5m long 1200mm diameter culvert failing beneath the road surface on Wintle Street, just before the surf beach carpark entrance. CCTV of the culvert shows a large section has collapsed underneath the footpath, and severe fatigue cracking is showing through the remainder of the line.
Our team is using a new innovative process that has been refined following the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes, where we will spiral line the existing culvert below the road surface. Spiral lining strengthens a significant portion of the culvert without having to replace it, and will allow us to keep a lane of traffic open to access the surf beach carpark for most of the work duration and maintain pedestrian access.
To replace the last 13m section of the culvert, the team will need to remove two of the pōhutukawa trees alongside the footpath. We have investigated multiple options for completing the work but unfortunately removing the trees is unavoidable.
All of the work is expected to take two months. Once the works are completed the team will be replanting pōhutukawa in appropriate places and with room for growth on the seaward side of the works.
- August 11, 2021
The council is upgrading wastewater systems and is asking people to flush responsibly.Read more
Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions
- June 30, 2021
Kaipara District Council today endorsed a future-focused Long Term Plan (LTP) which aims to respond to a growing population while caring for the environment and keeping rates increases low.Read more
Infrastructure renewal projects roll out across the District
- May 19, 2021
Nine infrastructure renewal projects are being rolled out across Kaipara District this year.Read more
- April 13, 2021
In the first few months of 2021 there’s been a trickle of new information which has led to a substantial update on the long-running story of the debt levels of Kaipara District Council’s Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme.Read more
- April 07, 2021
Kaipara District Council has published a report about the outstanding historic debt and capacity of the Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme (MWWS).Read more
Plan to grow a better Kaipara shaping up
- February 10, 2021
Kaipara District Council has laid out its vision for the next decade of development in its Long Term Plan (LTP) and is asking the community if they agree.Read more
- January 25, 2021
If you're out and about around Lorne, Pirika, and Haimona Street, you may spot our team and contractors undertaking work on the Dargaville water mains.Read more
- January 19, 2021
‘Water’ will be a word to watch in 2021, as far as Kaipara District Council is concerned. To start with,
low river ﬂows mean water restrictions are in place for our largest reticulated town supply to Dargaville
and Baylys Beach.
Long Term Plan 2021/2031 update
- December 02, 2020
See the results from surveys and events we've undertaken recently as part of our Long Term Plan.Read more
Looking after the humble swale
- November 23, 2020
Have you ever looked at a verge or berm around your area and wondered why it has a dip in its centre? That subtle depression is doing an incredibly important job – it’s called a swale and they're an essential part of our stormwater services.Read more
KickStart Water demonstration sites approved by Kaipara District Council
- November 18, 2020
Two proposed demonstration sites for the Kaipara Water project have been given the green light from Council, which will serve as real-life working examples of the best ways to irrigate high value horticultural crops.Read more
- November 16, 2020
Ruawai Water treatment plant played host to a number of local school kids as part of the EnviroSchools Water for Life
programme last week. The programme is a Northland Regional Council initiative.
- November 04, 2020
The beautiful stretch of weather we’ve been enjoying is great for the beach, but not for water supplies. Being wise with water at the beginning of the season can ease the pressures later on. Let’s streeeeeeech the supply as far as we can.Read more