Ellis Street Improvements

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This page outlines plans for improvements to Ellis Street, Brightwater.


Brightwater is a rapidly-growing community and with that comes some pressures on the main route through the village – Ellis Street.

We want to make sure Ellis Street - which is home to Brightwater School, the village shopping precinct, and forms part of Tasman’s Great Taste Trail - is safe for all users, as well as being an attractive public space.

To achieve that, we are looking at options for streetscaping and other improvements to Ellis Street.


We have begun talking to people in the Brighwater community about the improvements they would like to see on Ellis Street. Brightwater School students have been involved in some early brainstorming, and we have established a working group made up of representative from local business, the school, residents’ association, police, heavy haulage companies and others. The aim is to achieve a rich, successful design that reflects the community’s requirements and values.

Get Involved

We’re holding a public meeting to discuss ideas this month. Come along and join the conversation about the future of Ellis Street.

  • Brightwater School
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • 3pm to 6pm

You can also email project manager Graham Rimmer with your ideas.


  • Late 2017 - Investigation and design
  • Early 2018 - Obtaining resourse consents
  • July 2018 – Construction work to begin on streetscaping from Lord Rutherford Road to Starveall Street

More information

Email project manager Graham Rimmer