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On Thursday March 21, we will commence piling the main wharf piles for the Cruise Berth. This is expected to be the most noticeable noise activity during the construction period for the project.
Piling on the site started last July, and HEB Construction is now scheduled to begin driving the main-wharf piles. The piling will occur intermittently until early 2020, with the cruise berth expected to be complete in late 2020.
Unfortunately, this is a noisy process and we acknowledge that this will be disruptive to local residents and business owners. By providing notice of this work, and publishing the schedule, we hope that people will be able to plan around it.
The noise levels of the main-wharf piling will sound similar to the current piling of the on-land piles that began in mid-February, but each individual piling event may last longer as the main-wharf piles are longer than the land-based piles currently being driven.
Piling will not be continuous during this period, though during busy days piling activities could occur for 5-6 hours of the day, with frequent breaks of no piling.
Piling only occurs during the following times:
Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm: Construction works (including piling) will not commence earlier than 7:30am or finish later than 6:00pm.
Saturday, 8:00am to 5:30pm: Construction works will not commence earlier than 8:00am or finish later than 5:30pm; noisy activities, such as piling, hydro excavation and concrete cutting, will not take place before 8.30am or after 4.30pm.
The piling schedule on the Harbourwatch website will be updated regularly.
If you have any questions, comments, or wish to speak to us regarding the piling, please contact LPC’s Environmental Advisor for the project Jared Pettersson at Jared.Pettersson@lpc.co.nz.
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