Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Leith floodworks to start shortly

orc black and white.png MEDIA RELEASE

November 14, 2012

Continuation of next stage of Water of Leith floodworks to start shortly

The next stage of work in the Leith flood protection scheme will begin in the next few days, after Otago regional councillors let a construction contract to Lund South Limited.


The scheme is being constructed in eight stages, with the next stage centred on the Water of Leith from Leith Street to Forth Street. The Cumberland Street to Dundas Street stage was completed earlier this year.


ORC director of environmental engineering and natural hazards Gavin Palmer said the latest work was expected to be completed during February-March next year (weather permitting).


Dr Palmer said the works will reduce the flood hazard for part of the Dunedin central business district, including property and facilities owned or used by the University of Otago, whilst improving the area’s aesthetic appeal and physical access to the water.


The works would not be fully effective in reducing flood hazard until the other stages upstream were completed. The works’ design was arrived at after 12 months of constructive discussions between ORC and the university, Dr Palmer said.


There are numerous elements to it, mainly involving the removal of the upper sections of the existing concrete walls on both sides of the channel between the Leith Street footbridge and Clyde Street and the true right bank between Clyde Street and Forth Street. The lower sections of concrete wall will secure the edge of the river channel, whilst providing greater visual and physical access to the river bank.


The river will be widened by excavating both banks between the Leith Street footbridge and Clyde Street and the true right bank between Clyde Street and Forth Street.


Dr Palmer said the work is being carried out over the summer to coincide with the university holidays and minimise disruption to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Access to the construction zone is prohibited while the work is under way, and a parking area adjacent to the university commerce department building on Clyde Street will be closed.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Children’s Commission Report On CYF

Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “dump and run culture of neglect” is the kind of luxury that a Children’s Commissioner can afford to indulge in from his own comfy perch in the bureaucracy. More>>

ALSO:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news