Wharenui Rise won the Sustainable Remediation Project recognition Award at the Annual Industry Excellence Awards 2020 (Australasian Land and Groundwater Association) for the sustainable way the ground contamination has been addressed.
We’ve been involved with this project since the late 2000s when we undertook the Wharenui Road Development Area Plan Change for the site and wider area, and successfully rezoned the Brent Farm section from rural into residential and commercial zones.
Our team has provided the following services for this important project:
Earthworks design and construction
Civil design and construction
Structural design and construction.
We’ve provided tailored solutions for:
A water supply booster pump station
General services reticulation.
And we collaborated closely with other consultants to successfully manage on-site contamination and geotechnical constraints.
We obtained multiple regional and district council consents for the first three stages, plus land transfer survey inputs for Stage 1 which comprises 52 residential lots.
We also worked closely with Rotorua Lakes Council to incorporate the Eastside stormwater community storage requirements to ensure the ongoing stormwater management for future stages is incorporated into any upfront works.
Delivering titles for Stage 1 included consenting of Stages 1 – 3, detailed engineering design, and construction, plus council sign-off and land transfer tasks.
Stage 1 required significant upfront infrastructure, including a water supply booster pump station to cater for Stages 1 – 3, a stormwater attenuation pond, intersection upgrades, internal retaining wall design, and landscaping design of street reserves and open spaces.
Good urban design
We used an Urban Design Guide to ensure a high-quality outcome for the subdivision. The Design Guide provides flexibility for future house builders, ensures minimum standards are met, and provides the council with the assurances associated with ongoing quality. The development includes a mix of open spaces and reserves for recreation, as well as a range of dwellings. It incorporates recreational walkways and cycle routes through the entire development, along with local commercial centres.
Delivering such a unique project is a collaborative effort, involving Whakaue Property Trust, Rotorua Lakes Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, and two lead contractors. Our engineers and surveyors are onsite many times each week, working closely with everyone to deliver a successful and important project.
The affordable housing scheme is part of NWTL’s wider housing strategy which also aims to support whānau through long term rental accommodation and kaumātua who may be interested in papakāinga housing options at the neighbouring Manawa Gardens Development. We are pleased to be part of this project, being built over three stages in the next six years and targeting public and affordable intergenerational housing.
Wharenui Rise won the Sustainable Remediation Project recognition Award at the Annual Industry Excellence Awards 2020 (Australasian Land and Groundwater Association) for the sustainable way the ground contamination has been addressed. This award recognised the approach to dealing with on-site contamination within a containment cell and was a recognition of the excellent collaboration between the client, consultants, and district and regional councils.