Updates


Hiwinui Footpath Stage 1
Works are currently underway on stage 1 of the Hiwinui footpath. Once completed the footpath will allow children, parents and residents to walk safely to Hiwinui school. Stage 1 of the footpath is approximately 530m long and is presently being constructed on Reid Line East between number 930 and the bus park opposite the school. A variable speed limit has also been installed in the areas outside the school which will reduce traffic speeds during school drop off and pick up times. This is part of Manawatu District Councils safer journeys for schools programme. Completion of stage one is expected at the end of April 2019.

(Last Updated: 20/02/2019)

Sanson Water Treatment Plant
A new water treatment plant is to be constructed in Sanson. The new water treatment plant will ultimately replace the current treatment system that is located between the Rangitikei River and Sanson. The site for the water treatment plant is located in Sanson, and a new bore and reservoir have already been constructed on the site. Construction of the Security fence is now underway. The foundations will be constructed within the next few weeks.

(Last Updated: 20/02/2019)

Satori Way Stormwater
A stormwater pipe upgrade will commence 20 February to address the flooding issues in this area. The pipes will flow the stormwater into the Makino Stream. Estimated completion date is April 2019.

(Last Updated: 20/02/2019)

Cemetery Road Pavement Rehabilitation
Higgins, on behalf of the Manawatu District Council, is reconstructing the road pavement of Cemetery Road between SH3 and Hedges St. This work will commence during the week of the 4th March 2019.The work involves the excavation and rebuilding of the road carriageway, drainage construction and concrete kerb and channel. During this time the road will be restricted to one lane at a time. Driveway access will also be restricted at times during this period. Staff onsite will make contact with all affected residents prior to each driveway access being temporarily restricted.During the excavation of Cemetery Road, traffic will be reduced to one lane during working hours (7.00am to 5.30pm), traffic travelling from SH3 onto Cemetery Road will have priority. Detours will be in place for the traffic travelling towards SH3 on Cemetery Road. Traffic will be made to detour onto Hedges St, and turn at Burt St which links back to SH3. After work is complete for the day (5.30pm) Cemetery Road will open up back to normal. We appreciate your assistance through this project and thank you in advance for your patience.Completion is expected by 5 April 2019

(Last Updated: 20/02/2019)

Bridge Replacements in the District
Bridge Replacements: The Otara Suspension Bridge, located 2km off State Highway 1 near Ohingaiti was officially reopened on Tuesday 5 February in a special ceremony with members of the public, Council staff and local Councillors.

(Last Updated: 20/02/2019)

NEW Resource Recovery Centre
Manawatu District Council are moving through the stages of creating Feilding’s new Resource Recovery Centre. We now have a developed design completed and will now be moving into the detailed design stage. We are progressing through the market and feasibility studies and will be conducting community engagement soon. We will be starting construction in March 2019 and will have the new facility operational by December 2019.

(Last Updated: 29/11/2018)

Awahuri-Feilding Road Stage 2 Roading Safety Improvements (Kawakawa Block)
We are excited to advise that the Awahuri-Feilding Road Stage 2 Roading Safety Improvements (Kawakawa Block) has been awarded. Downers were the successful tender. Work is due to start in January 2019. We will be widening a section of the road from 7m to 10m between Lees Road and Kawakawa Road. This will help alleviate safety and flooding issues in this area. The widening of this portion of road will also assist in future growth which has been earmarked in that area.

(Last Updated: 27/11/2018)