New caravan dump station for Palmerston

The need for a dump station has been raised by the community since the last one closed. A dump station was included in the Council’s ‘toilet plan’ which was consulted on as part of Council’s 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

We applied to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Tourism Infrastructure Funding (TIF) for funding support for a new motorhome dump station in Palmerston and our application for $58,000 of funding was successful.

To make sure we make the best possible decision, a number of sites were considered.  Please see the information sheets below for more information. 

location map

OPTIONSFOR AGAINST
1

Corner Runbrake and Brough Streets

  • Land dimensions good. 
  • Waitaki District Council (WDC) Land.
  • Sloped land.
  • Engineering required.
  • 230m from State Highway (SH) 85.
  • Access via suburbia.
  • Services 85m away
2

Railway yard between Stronsa and Stuart Streets

  • Close to SH1.
  • Easy access.
  • Light industrial area.


  • Railway land.
  • Engineering required.
  • Services 115m away.
3

Opposite 1190 Goodwood Road (preferred)

  • Good visibility.
  • Bounded by a paddock and light industrial.
  • Meets road site requirements.
  • Services 10m away.
  • WDC Road Reserve
  • 500m from SH1.
  • Would need to create a suitable turning circle
4

Copinsha Street, adjacent to PAL Primary School and the Memorial Statue

  • Close to SH1.
  • Easy access.
  • WDC Road Reserve

  • Highly visible location.
  • Bounded by School.
  • Services 55m away.
5

Stour Street between Kirkwall Street & Brough Street

  • Good corridor, 45m wide.
  • 290m from SH1.
  • Semi-rural aspect.
  • WDC Road Reserve

  • 23m of the corridor is Linz land (Railways).
  • Services 25m away.
6

Palmerston Domain/Showgrounds.

  • 350m to SH85.
  • 600m to SH1.
  • Services 30m away.
  • WDC Land

  • Neighbours may be opposed.
  • In the middle of suburbia.
  • No direct access from State Highway.

7

No dump station
  • Tourists may continue through to other towns which provide facilities they need
  • A possibility of discarding waste in an unhygienic manner.

A typical facility looks like this:

a dump station style

Tell us what you think.

We want to hear your thoughts on the dump station. You can have your say by emailing Mark Burgher, mburgher@waitaki.govt.nz or writing to Waitaki District Council, 20 Thames Street, Oamaru, 9444 by 19 October 2018.

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