Rebuild Update

clarence valley road

Council’s horizontal infrastructure rebuild covers our roads, bridges, and water and sewer networks. The target date for the completion of the rebuild is June 2020.

The Council-owned community facilities rebuild is separate and covers our buildings and structures (e.g. Memorial Hall, Scout hall, tennis courts, toilets and Skatepark) – read about them here.

Read more about the overall Rebuild programme (including individual projects) here.

 

February 2019 update

 

Key projects:

Lyell Creek Sewer

Current: Tenders for construction work closed in December 2018. Council has identified Fulton Hogan as a preferred contractor. All evaluation and tender negotiations are nearing completion and Council expects Fulton Hogan to be appointed soon.

Update: Council has determined to retain the existing sewer main pipework between the Lyell Creek Pump Station (opposite Beach Road/West End intersection) and the Hawthorne Road Pump Station. This means that works previously planned for this section will not take place in order to make the best economic use from the remaining life in the existing pipeline. All existing sewer mains from Hawthorne Road pump station (north from Hawthorne Road) through to Mill Road pump station, that were badly damaged in the Nov 2016 earthquake, will be replaced with a new sewer main to be located in Beach Road.

Cost: $6.9 million is the total estimated cost of this major project. 70% of this cost is provided by government funding with Council funding 30% through its insurance and rates.

Start: Fulton Hogan Ltd is expected to start on site in late March 2019.

Likely Completion: May 2020

 

Clarence Valley access

Current: Following the collapse of the 130m long Glen Alton Bridge across the Clarence River in the Nov 2016 earthquake, work is progressing to complete the required Indicative Business Case assessment of all infrastructure and non-infrastructure options by April 2019. Council’s Rebuild Steering Group and the Council’s government funding partner the NZ Transport Agency will then consider the Business Case. The Indicative Business Case can then be presented to the Clarence Valley community.

Update: The Indicative Business Case on all options will be presented to the Council and NZTA for review in April/May 2019. Council’s roading contractor Downer will maintain the Clarence Valley temporary southern access route in the interim.

Read more here.

 

Five Bridges 

Current: Council has awarded a design and build construction contract to Concrete Structures Ltd (CSL) for the replacement of five single span bridges - Evans Bridge Mt Fyffe Road, Hawthorne, Rorrisons, Scotts Road, and Gillings Lane.  To ensure safety and provide for future growth, Hawthorne, Rorrisons and Evans Bridge will be replaced with two lane bridges (not the original one lane). A pedestrian footpath will also be part of the new Hawthorne and Rorrisons bridges.

Start: The construction of the replacement for Hawthorne Road Bridge is expected to start by May, the first of five to get underway.

Cost: $4.4 million is the total estimated cost of the project. Thanks to 90% funding from the NZ Transport Agency, Council’s share of the cost is just 10%.

Update: Alternative design work is in progress with construction to start first on Hawthorne Road Bridge in May 2019.

Likely Completion: March 2020 for all five bridges.

 

Aeration Lagoon, Wastewater Treatment Plant

Current: Tenders for construction work closed in December 2018. Council has identified Isaac Construction Ltd as a preferred contractor. All evaluation and tender negotiations are nearing completion and Council expects ISAACS to be appointed soon.

Cost: $3.5 million is the total estimated cost of this major project. 40% of the cost is provided by government funding, with Council funding 60% through its insurance and rates.

Start: Isaac Construction Ltd is expected to start on site in late April /May 2019

Likely Completion: May 2020

 

Wastewater Structures

Totara Lane Pump Station

Current: Construction is underway by Fulton Hogan, the contractor undertaking this work. Trenchless pipe laying is now complete and other works are underway.

Next steps: Pump station construction and commissioning is to be complete by mid-April 2019.

Likely Completion: April 2019 is the scheduled completion date

 

Water Structures

Peninsula Reservoir

Current: Water pipework repairs to the Peninsula Reservoir have been completed by IWK. Repairs and lining of the old concrete reservoir have been designed and priced.

Update: This project is on hold until the Council has completed a review of all water storage needs for the Kaikoura town water supply.  

 

Fords Reservoir

Current: Tenders for construction work closed in December 2018. Council has identified Isaac Construction Ltd as a preferred contractor for the supply and installation of a new reservoir tank beside the existing green steel tank; the demolition and disposal of the concrete reservoirs damaged in the Nov 2016 earthquake. All evaluation and tender negotiations are nearing completion and Council expects Isaac to be appointed soon.

Cost: $1.2 million is the total estimated cost of this major project. 85% of the cost is provided by government funding, with Council funding 15% through its insurance.

Start: Isaac Construction Ltd is expected to start on site in late March / April 2019

Likely Completion: December 2019

 

Mackles Bore

No update.

 

Roading

Current: Various repairs (sealed roads, unsealed roads, road drainage, Kerb and Channels) to Earthquake damage on many of our 205 km of local roads.

Update: Council’s road maintenance contractor Downer is now working through the remaining scheduled repairs.

Cost: $8.6 million is the total estimated cost of the project. Thanks to 95% funding from the NZ Transport Agency, Council’s share of the cost is just 5%.

Update: $1.6 million is is the total estimated left to deliver, which represents the remaining 21% of the full programme.

Likely Completion: June 2019

 

Footpaths

Council have identified a wide range of Earthquake and maintenance related faults across the footpath network totaling to a programme of works of nearly 900 liner meters of footpaths repairs. Council is aware of the frustration caused by the delay in getting on with those works. Being mindful of the UFB2 (Chorus ultra-fast broadband fiber rollout) taking place this year in the majority of our township footpaths, Council has made the decision to wait for Chorus works to proceed. Council is engaged with Chorus concerning efficient (do it once) footpath reinstatement. This should give Council a more cost effective solution to footpath repairs and reinstatement. However, if you are concerned about the safety of any specific footpath, then please contact Council so we can arrange any urgent safety repairs.

 


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04 January 2019