Tuesday 20 February 2018 8:12pm

Cyclone Gita - Update 002 A state of emergency has been declared in the Nelson Tasman region following the significant continuing impact from Cyclone Gita. Tasman District Council Mayor Richard Kempthorne signed the declaration at 7:20 pm. Further flooding in Takaka likely:Following significa...

State of Emergency Declared in Nelson Tasman

Cyclone Gita Information

We'll be posting regular updates on Cyclone Gita for Tasman residents. Civil Defence Centres are open in Motueka, Takaka, Marahau and Nelson.

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Bateup Road Widening

This page details the Bateup Road Widening project and provides regular updates.


Work is underway in preparation for the widening of Richmond’s Bateup Road, which will make the road safer for all types of users and help cater for increased traffic and growth in Richmond South.

The road and footpaths will be made wider from Three Brothers Corner to Wensley Road to accommodate extra traffic associated with subdivision growth and a new supermarket planned for the area.

As well as widening the road, we will replace a roadside drain with piped stormwater and some stormwater storage chambers.

The work will be split into two areas: 

  • Construction of road from Three Brothers Corner to Collins Road
  • Construction of road from Collins Road to Wensley Road/Paton Road

Proposed Design

Download and view the proposed design.


Map showing extent of the widening

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Work on the proposed layout is complete and the contract for the work tendered.  Submissions are currently being evaluated.  Construction is due to start in February 2018.

As well as the road widening an installation of a new 350mm water main will be installed. This pipe line will be a future connection from the Richmond Water treatment Plant to a new Richmond South Reservoir.

The water main will feed into the Arizona and Paton Rise subdivisions and work on the integration of that has already begun. This work will run from October 2017 to February 2018, with a 3 week construction break over Christmas/New Year. 

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The first stage of work (Investigation and Design) is complete and the work has been tendered.

Next Steps

  • Tendered submissions for the work are currently being evaluated with tender award due in January;
  • Construction is likely to start in February 2018 and be finished by December 2018.

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