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Frankton Stormwater Upgrade to start
- Jan 21, 2019
A major upgrade of Frankton’s stormwater system is set to start this week in order to meet the forecast demand, with a new community playing field in the mix as an added bonus.
QLDC General Manager of Property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby said the project would provide for current and future stormwater capacity as growth in the area in continues.
“The rapid pace of growth in Frankton has driven the development of a long-term strategy for the future management of stormwater in the area. We’ve identified the best possible long-term solution and plan to kick off stage one of the upgrade at the end of January 2019,” Mr Hansby said.
The recently completed Eastern Access Road project addressed a significant portion of the land area to the north of Grant Road, with a main trunk stormwater system capturing and transporting stormwater to the Shotover River Delta.
“The North East Frankton line will manage the remaining stormwater in the Frankton Flats area, allowing for the future demands of the whole catchment area and rain events greater than one in every 20 years,” Mr Hansby said.
“Stage two will be programmed to meet future demand”.
In an added benefit for the local community, a playing field is planned above Remarkables Primary School.
“These works are significant and will see deep trenches dug along the pipeline route, along with thrusting the pipe under SH6 Kawarau road. The excess fill will be transported to the site above the primary school and turned into a sports field. Access to sports fields is another area under pressure so it’s fantastic to be able to make this added benefit happen for our growing community,” he said.
Work is set to start at the Frankton lakefront late January and will cause minor disruption to the Frankton Track. Diversions will be in place and the details shared online. Residents are asked to follow all signage in place.
Further information on the project, including an estimated timeline, can be found at www.qldc.govt.nz/frankton-stormwater-upgrade
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