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Report out on Pipeline Route for Ocean Outfall

7 February 2003

A newly-released report into the ocean pipeline for the wastewater outfall has identified two further streets as potential routes. In addition to Bridge, Beatty, Caspian and Godwit streets, two other South Brighton streets– Jellicoe and Heron - are also being investigated.

Senior Planning Engineer John Moore emphasised that it’s important for people to understand that at this stage there has been no conclusion drawn regarding a preferred route.

The report by URS New Zealand Ltd includes an assessment of financial, ecological and social impacts of a pipeline being laid from the wastewater treatment plant at Bromley through South Brighton and out to sea.

Two open days are due to be held where there will be information and staff on hand to discuss the various pipe routes, possible construction methods and the ocean outfall in general.

Open days at the South Brighton Community Centre in Beatty Street:

  • Saturday 15 February from 10 am - 3 pm, or
  • Tuesday 18 February from 5 pm - 7 pm.

“We want to give the community all new information that the Council receives, at the earliest opportunity,” said Mr Moore. “Letters have been sent to people who live and work in each of the affected streets, to keep them up to date. After the open days we intend to meet with each street individually, in order to hear how they feel about the ocean outfall and, in particular, the pipe route.”

“After this series of meetings, it may be possible to identify one or two streets that warrant further investigation to confirm their suitability for the pipe route. Even though a preferred route may be identified at that stage, this can’t be confirmed until other investigations such as the ocean current modelling are completed,” said Mr Moore.

Copies of the report are available at Civic Offices, Linwood and Shirley service centres and New Brighton Library or see

Further information: John Moore, Senior Planning Engineer

Tel: 941-8961

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