Marriner Street & Wakefield Avenue Enhancement Works from the Sumner Village Master Plan


We are building new road surfaces, kerbs, footpaths, stormwater drains, landscaping, and adding feature paving. At the same time we will be replacing 33 metres of sewerage pipes on Burgess Street and 100 metres of water mains on Wakefield Avenue. The old sewer and water pipes are at the end of their life span and need replacing before new surfaces and landscaping are installed above them.


These enhancement works will improve the functionality, safety, connectivity and amenity of Sumner village by providing new street furniture, landscaped areas, cycle lanes, a paved shared space and crossing points, wider footpaths, road narrowing, and a slower speed environment.


Road surfacing and landscaping: Marriner Street and Wakefield Avenue between the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club and the skateboard ramp.
Sewerage replacement: 33 metres along Burgess Street from the Wakefield Avenue Intersection.
Water main replacement: On Wakefield Avenue between Own Masala and the skateboard ramp.


19 March 2019 to 31 October 2019. This allows for six months construction and extra time for weather delays and variations


The contractor is John Fillmore Contractors (JFC) Limited.
For queries regarding the work and the site please contact Chris Bass on 027 256 0870 or the office on 03 343 1057 between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. For further enquiries or after hours please contact the Council Call Centre on 03 941 8999. Please advise us if you have specific property access requirements during the construction period e.g medical visits, home help, large vehicle deliveries or planned works.

  • Temporary traffic management (road cones, signs and barriers) will be installed. Footpaths may be closed and areas cordoned off for safety reasons. Please follow all signage and instruction of site staff.
  • At times Marriner Street and Wakefield Avenue will be reduced to one lane of traffic. Please slow down and follow the detour route signage.
  • Please note that traffic delays may occur.
  • Increased construction noise disturbance may be encountered but will be kept to a minimum.
  • There may be times when vehicle access to your property is temporarily restricted. You will be notified beforehand so you can move your vehicle if necessary.
  • There will be water shutdowns during the work. You will be notified beforehand if you are affected.
  • All timeframes are subject to favourable weather and other work in the area.


Come along and talk to us about the construction at two community drop-in sessions:

- Sunday 17 February from 10am-12pm on the terrace at The Village Inn, 41B Nayland Street 

- Tuesday 19 February from 6pm-8pm on the terrace at The Village Inn, 41B Nayland Street