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Until now, there has been no ability to separate stormwater and wastewater services in Raupo Street between Hinau (east) and Tongariro streets as no stormwater main has been available. This means that the stormwater has been collected and discharged via the wastewater system, putting extra pressure on the wastewater system during rain events.
This has affected not only the immediate area but also a wider area including upstream of Raupo, Puriri, Ruapehu and Kowhai streets area.
Laying the new 110 metres of 825mm stormwater main will improve the levels of services in the area, achieve stormwater/wastewater separation, allow for projected effects of long- term climate change, and will also accommodate current and anticipated growth around this area.
The new stormwater main will connect to a new manhole constructed during earlier work in Raupo Street (stormwater upgrade stage one) and will eventually connect to the future upstream separation work – Raupo Street stormwater upgrade - stage 3, which is expected to be constructed in 2024.
Contractors begin work on the stormwater main construction
Preparations begin for stage two of the Raupo Street work
Heavy machinery onsite for stage two of the stormwater main project
Road closed signage at Raupo Street
Work underway on stage two - Raupo Street project
Pipes ready to go into the ground in Raupo Street
The Raupo Street stormwater upgrade has been divided into three stages:
Stage three: Tongariro Street to Kowhai Street (along Puriri Street) – this project is planned to begin in February 2024
As well as allow public separation of wastewater and stormwater in the immediate area, the project will also benefit areas upstream, includingRaupo Street, Puriri Stree, Ruapehu Street, and Kowhai Street areas by:
Raupo Street, Castlecliff 4501 View Map
Raupo Street ,
Raupo Street road closure map
An overview of work of stage two - Raupo Street
A section of Raupo Street is closed until mid-February 2024
6-8 November 2023:
Traffic management set-up and site established
8 November 2023 to 15 January 2024:
16-19 January 2024:
Site disestablished and reinstated