Trade: Te Awaparahi Bay reclamation update

From the destruction caused by the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes has come the completion of the second stage of the Te Awaparahi Bay reclamation – creating new land for the South Island’s largest export hub.

The first 10 hectares of the Te Awaparahi Bay reclamation project was completed last year, and this second stage, totalling 6 hectares, is on track to be completed by December 2020.

This land has been created using a mixture of rubble from the central city following the Christchurch earthquakes, as well as fill from our Gollan’s Bay quarry, and fill from construction companies and the public. Some of this new land is already being used for imported car storage, and by early 2021, there will be approximately 16 hectares of new land at Te Awaparahi Bay available for operational use.

LPC GM Infrastructure and Property Mike Simmers says from 31 October 2020, LPC will no longer be accepting hard fill for the project.

“As the project will be substantially completed by December, we cannot accommodate any further material.

“We would like to thank all companies and members of the public who provided material for the reclamation, and played a part in the successful completion of this stage of the project.”

For more information on the project, click here.

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