Work was suspended on site at Bateup Rd while equipment and staff were diverted to help with the Pigeon Valley firefighting effort.

Nelson Tasman Civil Defence has issued a notice to stop work where machinery is at risk of starting a fire if there is no high-pressure water system available in the area.

The Tasman District Council met with Higgins and are satisfied that their mitigation measures around fire safety are satisfactory and meet the Civil Defence standards for working within the notified area. 

Higgins have been given permission to commence work on site again under strict controls around fire safety.

If you have any concerns about work on site, please contact:

Higgins acting project manager Paul Auton on 027 8094096.

Or

Tasman District Council project manager Graham Rimmer on 027 5853650.