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

 

Wharves’ refurbishment work to be reviewed

HUTT CITY COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE


15 May 2018

Wharves’ refurbishment work to be reviewed

Hutt City Council is reviewing work to refurbish or demolish the wharves at Rona Bay, Days Bay, Point Howard and Petone.

The review comes after initial work on the Rona Bay Wharf and detailed underwater inspections found more extensive damage and decay in piles of the Rona Bay, Days Bay and Petone wharves than was earlier assessed.

Council Divisional Manager Parks and Gardens, Bruce Hodgins, says the additional work required is likely to be significant. However, detail on any additional work or costs won’t be available until the current scope of work and new information on the condition of the piles is fully analysed by engineering and quantity surveying specialists.

Funds put aside for the work were based on rough-order costs, which underestimated the condition of the wharves, he says. Work to date on Rona Bay Wharf suggests the cost of refurbishment could be double the initial estimate of $1.4 million for this wharf alone.

“With projects like these – especially those with their foundations under water – the true scale and cost of the work is often only known once detailed work gets underway.”

The original $7.3 million estimated cost of completing work on the four wharves was included in Council’s 2017 Annual Plan, to be spread over three years of work.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The M Bovis Outbreak

As the public keeps on being told, there is no risk at all to human health from cows infected with Mycoplasma bovis. In that respect, it is not at all like mad cow disease.

Even so, the M bovis outbreak is still doing the head in of Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, who will be announcing on Monday whether the government intends going down the ‘eradication’ or the ‘management’ path with respect to the outbreak. More>>

 

RNZ: Fishing Industry Lies Revealed In Leaked Report

Some of the country's biggest fishing companies have been under-reporting their hoki catch by hundreds of tonnes, according to a leaked fisheries report. The report has been kept secret from the public for seven years and environmentalists say it casts doubt on industry claims that lucrative hoki is being fished sustainably. More>>

ALSO:

Uni Cuts: VCs At Risk Of Opting Out Of Government’s Vision

Vice-Chancellors need to accept that cutting jobs to meet narrow performance metrics will do nothing to help rebuild an inclusive tertiary education sector that meets the needs of all New Zealanders, the Tertiary Education Union said today. More>>

ALSO:

DBHs v Nurses: Independent Panel Reports On Collective Agreement

The Independent Panel, which was set up to help reach a Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA) between the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and the 20 District Health Boards, has made a series of recommendations to address issues impacting settlement. More>>

ALSO:

Cannabis: Legalisation Referendum Could Happen Sooner

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand says any decision to hold a referendum on legalising cannabis use in 2019, rather than in an election year, would be a welcome one because the issue is too important to be treated like a political football. More>>

ALSO:

Decile Changes Kicked For Touch: Focusing School Funding On Equity For Kids

The Government is expanding work done on replacing school deciles to look more broadly at what’s needed to ensure all children, including learners from socio economically disadvantaged backgrounds, get the support they need to learn. More>>

ALSO:

Kevin Short New CDF: Defence Deployments Online

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed the release today of further information on where NZDF personnel are deployed overseas... “Defence will also be proactively releasing their advice to Cabinet following future decisions on deployments and mandate.” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages