Willow Place Wastewater Upgrade

Work is underway to upgrade wastewater infrastructure on the Kelvin Peninsula.  

What's the project? What to expect Any questions?

What's the project?

The project will upgrade the Willow Place Pump Station and Rising Mains between the Willow Place Pump Station and the Kawarau bridge. The upgrade will provide more resilience in the wider wastewater network and cater for the growing community in this area.  

What's the latest?

The wastewater upgrade works are coming to an end with the pipework and relining from Willow Place to the Kawarau Bridge now complete.

The next stage of work involves remediating the revetment wall and upgrading the trail along the lakeside (in front of the Hilton Hotel). This  starts on 10 May and is expected to take four months to complete. It will not impact on weekends or public holidays.   

From Monday 14 June access to the jetty and water taxi in Kelvin Peninsula will be via Willow Place.  There may be some delays as the trail will need to be occasionally closed for a period of five minutes at a time to allow a truck to travel from Willow Place to the work site – the contractors will have someone on site to signal you while closures are happening.

Scroll down to read more about what to expect while this work is underway. 

What to expect

The project started in June 2020 and is expected to be completed  in September 2021. 

There will be varying disruption along the Queenstown Trail between Willow Place and the Kawarau Bridge while this work is underway. Please follow all detour signage and stay safe while walking or cycling in this area. We recommend allowing a little extra time for your journey or considering taking the $2 bus over this time.   

Here are some more details on what disruptions you can expect:  

Trail Closure and detour - 10 May - mid-August:

A section of the Queenstown Trail (between Willow Place and the jetty in front of Hilton Hotel) will be closed over this period. There is a detour in place  from Willow Place to Kawarau Bridge.

There may be some delays as the trail will need to be occasionally closed for a period of five minutes at a time to allow a truck to travel from Willow Place to the work site – the contractors will have someone on site to signal you while closures are happening.

The trail detour that is currently in place along Peninsula Road will remain in place until the works are completed (expected to be late-July 2021). Please use this route to access Frankton. There will be no access to the jetty from the Kawarau Bridge side.

Access to the jetty for water taxi users:

From Monday 14 June access to the jetty and water taxi in Kelvin Peninsula will be via Willow Place.

Building the revetment wall

The existing revetment wall will be remediated by placing additional rock against it. These rocks will be stockpiled, out of the way on the side of Peninsula Road and transported to the worksite via Willow Place and the trail. The contractor is expecting a maximum of  10 truck movements in this area per day (5 in and 5 out). The trucks will be restricted to a very low speed.

Weekends and public holidays

We know this is a popular trail for commuters and recreational users and we appreciate your patience while this work is underway. The trails will be made safe and be open on weekends and public holidays. 

Any questions?

If you need more information or would like to talk to the Project Manager, please get in touch with us on 03 441 0499 or email:services@qldc.govt.nz

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