Nelson City Council is undertaking improvements to stormwater assets along Rocks Road, from Tuesday 6 April, for approximately six weeks.

Council is scheduling this work ahead of Waka Kotahi’s road resurfacing in late 2021, to minimise overall disruption to all users.

Stage two of the project, which starts after ANZAC weekend, is expected to last two weeks.

During this stage, Rocks Road, between Bisley Avenue and the Basin Reserve, will be closed between 7pm and 6am to all traffic except pedestrians, cyclists, buses and heavy transport.

We thank all users in advance for their patience while we carry out this work to improve our city.

Please also take care of the penguins

Little blue penguin / kororā (Eudyptula minor) is an indigenous bird species known to inhabit the Tasman Bay area.

To ensure the safety of any kororā in the area during construction, Nelson City Council will follow its Penguin Management Plan, developed in consultation with environmental and conservation experts.

What you can do to keep them safe

Keep your dog on a short lead at all times.

Keep your distance. Do not approach any kororā in the area.

Report any sightings of injured or dead kororā to the Department of Conservation Hotline 0800 362 468

For further details on this project, go to the Shape Nelson website.