Railway Reserve Stormwater upgrade

  RR Stormwater March 2017


Contractor: Donaldson Civil
Project Manager: Nelson City Council
Budget:  $782,000
Status: Complete
Time frame: 12 weeks

Project complete

The upgrade work is now complete. However, the grass reseeding around the work area will be held over until the Spring months, when the grass will have more chance of establishing properly. 


Read the May project update here (198KB PDF).

Read an update on how the project is progressing here (204KB PDF).

What we are doing

 As part of ongoing infrastructure improvements in this area, Council is upgrading the stormwater drain along the Railway Reserve from the vicinity of Standish Place to Saxton Road West.  This drain discharges into existing pipes in Saxton Road West. This work will also include improvements to the secondary (overland) flow path for flood water.

Why we are doing it

The project aims to improve on the existing discharge to soakage in this area and alleviate localised flooding currently being experienced.


Work is scheduled to start in early March and should take around 12 weeks to complete, subject to any weather delays.