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Te hinonga whakamohoa wai tupuhi i te pokapū o Milford

Milford town centre stormwater project

What the project is about

This $8.3 million project involves the construction of a new, larger stormwater pipe.

We are also increasing the number of manholes to reduce flooding in Milford town centre.

Completed works

Stage 1

We have completed Stage 1 works at the crossing of Shakespeare and Kitchener roads.

This involved the installation of two pipes and filling the box culvert.

Stage 2A

We have completed Stage 2A works.

This included a new stormwater network on Shakespeare Road and lining the existing 900mm diameter pipe on the corner of Shakespeare and Kitchener roads.

This work started at end of June 2021 and was mostly completed in November 2021.

The material required to line this pipe was delayed due to COVID-19, but work has since been completed.

Work to be completed

Stage 2B

We have awarded the construction contract for stage 2B.

This work includes:

  • tunnelling from Fenwick Avenue into Wairau Estuary Reserve
  • installation of a 1200mm diameter pipe
  • a new stormwater network on Fenwick Avenue and in the Wairau Estuary Reserve. This will end in an outfall into Wairau Creek
  • installation of a stormwater treatment device in the reserve at the corner of Omana Road and Kitchener Road. This will improve the water quality of Wairau Creek.


Stage 2B is expected to start at the end of July 2022.

We expect works will be complete by May 2023.

How this project will affect you

The intersections of Fenwick Avenue and Omana Road with Kitchener Road will have traffic management in place during construction. These roads will remain open.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane during off-peak hours to ensure the safety of road users and our construction team.

We appreciate your patience during these works.

View a map of affected areas


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