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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:

  • Douglas St will be closed to traffic between Robertson St and Humphrey St from 8 June - 16 July (residents and emergency services will still have access). Work consists of using an excavator to dig a trench, installing stormwater pipes and then reinstating the road.
  • The Orbus Bus Service (Route 3) will not be able to travel along Humphrey St, Douglas St and Roberston St due to repair works.
  • The route will instead travel along Kawarau Rd up to the roundabout then travel down Lucas Place to connect with the usual route.
  • The Orbus Bus Service will service the McBride St and Kawarau 33-35 stops. There will also be temporary stops located on Lucas Place for use.

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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