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Frankton Stormwater Upgrade

The Frankton Stormwater system will be upgraded to provide for current and future stormwater capacity as growth in the area continues.

Construction will start in early June and finish at the end of November. 

About the project

This project will include:

  • Upgrading approximately 600m of stormwater pipe along Lucas Place, between the roundabouts at Sir Henry Wigley Drive and Hawthorne Drive

  • Upgrading the downstream pipework, through an easement and down Douglas Street and turning into Roberston Street

  • Upgrades on Lucas Place with a full road rehabilitation and approximately 250m of Hawthorne Drive intersected by the roundabout with Lucas Place and the entrance to the Remarkables Park shopping complex

What's the latest

Key information that is relevant to you about the Frankton Stormwater Upgrade:

  • To date, we have completed work on Douglas Street and the connecting easement, next to the Frankton Fire Station.
  • The next section of work will begin on 27 September along Lucas Place. This will start with the installation of a new stormwater pipeline that will be completed mostly on the grass verge to the west side of Lucas Place. The work will require the speed limit to be temporarily reduced to 30km/hr and some traffic management will be in place to create space for crews to work. Traffic will remain two‐way while this stage of the work is underway.
  • Following that, drainage work within the road will start on 4 October. This work will require the traffic on Lucas Place to be reduced to one lane. A single lane of traffic will run north (from Hawthorne Drive roundabout to the airport roundabout). All traffic heading south towards Remarkables Park will be diverted via SH6 and Douglas Street.
  • This section of work is expected to finish by 14 November.
  • From 26 October we’ll also start night works between the Hawthorne Drive roundabout and the main entrance to Remarkables Park. The details are still being finalised and we will provide a further update on this work closer to the time.

Frequently asked questions

  • The project is a key part of Council’s plan to accommodate growth and provide more resilience across the district’s stormwater network.

    The opportunity has also been taken to combine the stormwater upgrades on Lucas Place with a full road rehabilitation.

    The current road quality is poor, with a number of potholes on Lucas Place and Hawthorne Drive. The road quality will be significantly improved after the rehabilitation works have been completed.

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  • There will be some disruption while this important infrastructure upgrade is underway.
    There will be lane closures, road closures and detours in place. We’ll maintain access for affected residents and businesses. 

    We’ll work directly with anyone who might experience higher levels of disruption.
    We’ll give you plenty of notice ahead of any disruption.

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  • It is likely there will be some noise but steps will be taken to miminise this as much as possible.

    We’ll work directly with anyone who might experience higher levels of disruption.
    We’ll give you plenty of notice ahead of any disruption.

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  • Construction will start in early June with work finishing at the end of November.

    Work is being completed in four stages.

    • Stage 1 – Douglas Street stormwater installation will be completed under the closure of Douglas Street between Robertson Road and Humphrey Street  (early June - mid-July).
    • Stage 2 – Lucas Place stormwater upgrades will be completed under a single lane closure of Lucas Place (mid-August to September).
    • Stage 3 – Lucas Place road rehabilitation will be completed under a single lane closure of Lucas Place (September and October).
    • Stage 4 – Riverside Road stormwater will be completed on the road shoulder with some parking removed (August to October).
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  • The northern part of Lucas Place stormwater upgrade will connect to the existing Frankton Flats stormwater system which has a stormwater treatment facility. 

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Download a map of the upgrade here

Any further questions?

If you have any further questions that haven't been answered here, please give us a call on 03 441 0499 or email services@qldc.govt.nz 

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