Miners Stopbank

Contract: C566-2016/2017 Miners

Client: Environment Canterbury

Contract Period: January – May 2017

Description: The contract works comprise of a small amount of reconstruction and shaping of existing portions of stopbank, new stopbank construction and the removal of portions of the existing stopbank system within the West Melton Forest.  It is split into 5 specific sections that must be worked through sequentially so as not to expose any of the area to the flood risk.  There will be some vegetation and stump clearance for the upgrading and new construction of approximately 3,800 metres of stopbank construction including placement, compaction, shaping and gravels, topsoiling, grassing and fencing.
The contract also calls for the construction of a ramp with culverting of approximately 35 metres of water race beneath the stopbank with a floodgate.