Recreation Ground Pump Station

This year we will build a new Wastewater Pump Station at the Tāhuna Queenstown Recreation Ground and upgrade the rising main (watewater pipeline) through the town centre. 

The new pump station will take the load off our existing facility at Marine Parade which is currently the only wastewater pump station to serve Queenstown, Fernhill, Sunshine Bay, Gorge Road and Arthurs Point. The current pump station does not have any emergency storage facility and is unable to be taken off line for more than a few minutes for maintenance.

The new pump station at the Recreation Ground will provide emergency storage, additional pumping capacity and a new rising main (pipeline) for wastewater across town. This will provide more resilience to our wastewater network in Queenstown and reduce the likelihood of uncontrolled flows of wastewater into Lake Wakatipu.  


Possible disruptions

To kick things off, test drilling is scheduled for several sites along the pipeline route, starting Tuesday 21 January. This work will result in several disruptions including temporary carpark closures, noise, vibration and and traffic/pedestrian management. Please follow signage in place at the drilling sites. 

  • Hotops Rise: 24-28 February  -  the drill site will be in the Queenstown Gardens behind the Novotel Hotel. 

  • Shotover Street: 3-7 March - we'll be closing a short section of Shotover Street (between Camp and Stanley Street) from 8.00pm-6.00am between 3-7 March. Detours are in place but there may be some delays. We recommend planning ahead if you need to travel through the town in the evening over this period. 

  • Village Green: 4-5 March -  we'll need to close the footpath  for up to 2 hours at a time over these days.  Please follow any detour signage in place and stay safe.  

Recreation Ground Carpark Closure - 16 March 2020 - January 2021

The Recreation Ground  Carpark will be closed from 16 March 2020 until January 2021 while this major project is completed.   

Thank you for your patience while we upgrade the Queenstown wastewater network.  

Want more details?

Give us a call on 03 441 0499 or email us at: services@qldc.govt.nz 

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