York Stream Upgrade Waimea Road (Bishopdale to Boundary Road)

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Contractor: Donaldson Civil
Project Manager: Nelson City Council
Budget: $750,000
Status: Complete
Time frame: 6 months

Project completed July 2016

This project is now complete.  Thanks to everyone for their patience and co-operation while the work was carried out.  The next stage of stormwater improvements in this area, from Boundary Road to Kawai Street, is being designed and will be tendered later in 2016. Construction is expected to take place from April to December 2017. A new inlet to this system will be installed in 2018, once all the pipework has been done.


June 2016

Installation of 1800 diameter stormwater pipework at York Stream is now complete. The next phase covers the installation of a sewer main near the Caltex Bishopdale entrance, the creation of a new pedestrian refuge on Waimea Road and some footpath work.

Please note: Caltex Bishopdale's entrance will be affected by this phase of work, but they will remain open, with access off Market Road.

April 2016

Work is progressing well on site and is all on schedule so far. Please take extra care around the work site. 

February 2016

Work is on track to start on 1 March. The work will focus on Boundary Road first before moving into Waimea and Market Roads. Look out for signage about turning restrictions when entering and exiting Boundary Road and please take care around the work site. The project is expected to take around 12 weeks to complete.

January 2016

Tenders were awarded at the end of 2015 and work is scheduled to start 1 March 2016.

November 2015

Tenders closed 6 November 2015.

Click here to read the relevant Media Release.


York Stream Channel takes inflows from an intake structure in the Bishopdale Reserve, opposite the Caltex petrol station, crosses Market Road and travels north along Waimea Road then west down Boundary Road towards Kawai Street.

This work was identified in the 2015- 2025 LTP as important to prevent flooding such as that following the December 2011 rain event, which resulted in flooding and slips throughout the Nelson Tasman region and caused millions of dollars of damage to private and public property.

In addition to upgrading the storm water culvert, work will also include the upgrade of water and wastewater infrastructure.  The work site will be across Waimea Road, between Market Road, Gardiner Place and Boundary Road.

Once this work is complete, it will offer protection from flood disruption to key infrastructure and ensure vehicle access in and out of Nelson city and Market Road is secure in heavy rain events, as well as protecting private and commercial property in the area.

The proposed work will involve:

  • Construction of pipework from the intake structure, across Waimea Road to Boundary Road
  • Construction of wastewater pipework from Gardiner Place, across Waimea Road to Boundary Road
  • Installation of water pipes parallel to sewer and across Boundary Road