PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Category
Land Development


Project
Quarry Reclamation Project


Project Manager
Peter Watters


Client
W. Smale Limited


Location
Takapuna, Auckland


Size
2.7 ha


Value
$10m


Services Provided
  • Masterplanning
  • Development management
  • Client representative
Challenges
  • Land use consenting through Auckland Council, on-going compliance and monitoring challenges; noise, dust and groundwater management.
  • Reclamation design and procurement to minimise costs as much as possible; sourcing of materials to backfill quarry.
  • RL of groundwater when pumping ceased. Requiring extensive hardfill placement.
  • Importation of clean fill material from neighbouring properties. Council constraints in relation to material quality and extensive testing regime.
  • Inclement weather affecting programme and cost for placement and stabilisation of clean fill.
Outcome
  • Rock breaking and crushing of basalt boulders became a significant cost saving benefit. Where material was able to be placed as hardfill.
  • The sourcing of large volumes of clean fill from neighbouring properties provided significant cost savings.
  • The site’s rehabilitation will enable the site to be re-purposed for future land and property development prospects.
  • Masterplanning has commenced to realise future site development opportunities.