Clyde Wastewater Upgrade

​​During last year's 10-Year Plan engagement Council began conversations with the Clyde community about two major projects that were on the work programme for the coming years – the construction of a reticulated wastewater system for Clyde and an upgrade to the Clyde Heritage Precinct.

Work has been happening behind the scenes on planning for these projects and, just prior to Christmas, Council's Executive Manager – Infrastructure Services, signed off on three investigative projects (outlined below) that will commence this month and run through to early March.  

These investigations are necessary to feed into the detailed design stage and project timelines. As laying the wastewater pipeline and reticulation network will involve digging up the ground, the design of the wastewater project is the priority. It will help inform the timing of the heritage precinct upgrade, and maximise cost-efficiencies and minimise disruption of both projects on the community.

  • Archaeological Assessment: This will identify areas that have the potential to contain pre-1900 material that may be impacted by the wastewater and historic precinct upgrades.  This information will form the basis of an application for a global archaeological authority to Heritage New Zealand.  It will identify which areas will require future archaeological monitoring during the work.  This work will be undertaken by Origin Consultants from Arrowtown. Origin Consultants has also recently undertaken work as part of the Clyde Museums' Future Options feasibility study.

  • Topographical Survey: This study will provide information needed to inform detailed design for the wastewater system.  This will include all streets, public right of ways and paths, including the Clyde Greenway, and Lookout Track.  This work has been tendered and awarded to Landpro, who are based in Cromwell.

  • Geotechnical Investigations: Bannockburn-based Geosolve, will undertake these investigations that will involve digging five test pits, and penetrometer testing.  The penetrometer testing does not involve excavation, and provides information regarding the presence of soft layers.  The test pits will involve excavations to 3m depth to provide information regarding underlying ground conditions, also needed to inform the detailed design of the wastewater system.  The proposed test pit locations are in Miners Lane, Naylor Street, the campground and Muttontown Road.

At this stage it is anticipated that tendering for the design work will happen in February, work on detailed design is expected to commence in March and construction will commence in Spring. ​

Page reviewed: 10 Jan 2019 2:32pm