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Questions and Answers- Westport Water Tunnel Pipeline Project

14th January, 2019
Q1: Who is the successful tenderer? A1: Hadlee & Brunton Ltd, directional drilling and piping contractor from Timaru. Q2: What is the project value and when will it be finished? A2: The expected capital cost is $6.3M. Target date for the first stage (Tunnel No.1 piped, pumps off) is 30 June 2019. Overall project completion […] Read more »

Media Release- Kawatiri Dredge to arrive home tomorrow

11th January, 2019
The Kawatiri Dredge will be crossing the Westport Bar between 3pm and 4pm on Saturday after the successful completion of its maintenance dredging campaign for the Port of Greymouth. The dredging work was primarily funded by the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund. Westport Port Manager, Jackie Mathers said 90,000m3 of material had been removed from the […] Read more »

Media Release- Increased volume of rubbish and recycling

10th January, 2019
Due to increased volume of recycling and rubbish from the Christmas period Smart Environmental aren’t finishing until approximately 7-8pm. This means the public need to leave there bins out until 8pm for the rest of this week and next week.During the warmer months we tend to notice an increase in glass recycling and people starting […] Read more »

Media Release-Westport Water Tender – Underground Pipe to Proceed

20th December, 2018
Council confirms it will now proceed with the Westport Water project. A Letter of Intent has been awarded to Hadlee & Brunton Ltd who proposed an underground pipe alternative in lieu of the overland pipe outlined in the tender. Key to their alternative is the directional drilling of the collapsed Tunnel No.1 and lining it […] Read more »

New Freedom Camping Compliance Officers Appointed

19th December, 2018
Buller District Council would like to announce the appointment of two Freedom Camping Compliance Officers, Dion Findlay and Dan Vanderberg. These two positions were made possible by the funding Buller District Council applied for from the central government’s Freedom Camping Fund. Dion and Dan will go through formal training and begin their roles this Friday […] Read more »

Media Release-Westport Water Tender – Preferred Tenderer Selected

14th December, 2018
A preferred tenderer has been selected by Council for the Westport Water project. Due diligence following the tender evaluation process has now been completed, and each tenderer has been notified of the outcome. The final step of the pre-award phase includes contract negotiations and resource consent approvals, expected to conclude next week. The preferred tenderer’s […] Read more »

Punakaiki Water Supply-Water Supply Shutdown

14th December, 2018
Consumers on the Punakaiki Water Supply are advised that there will be a water supply shutdown on Monday 17 December 2018, from 11am to 2pm. The purpose of this shutdown is to enable the new additional storage tanks to be connected to the supply. As there will be NO WATER during this time, consumers will […] Read more »

Media Release-Buller District better placed for Freedom Campers

14th December, 2018
The Buller District is now much better placed to cope with freedom campers as the peak tourist season approaches.  The Buller District Council applied to central government’s Freedom Camping Fund for $580,000 to assist with a variety of projects that aim to better control the impacts of freedom camping, and ensure campers are educated about […] Read more »

Reefton Water Supply – Precautionary Boil Water Notice Lifted

1st December, 2018
Council wishes to advise consumers on the Reefton Water Supply that the installation of the new Ultraviolet System at the Reefton Water Treatment Plant is now complete, and that subsequent test results have shown NO CONTAMINATION in the water supply. Therefore the precautionary boil water notice for the Reefton Water Supply has been lifted and normal […] Read more »

Media Release: Westport Water Tender – Pre-Award Phase

30th November, 2018
Council resolved unanimously at Wednesday night’s Council meeting to proceed into ‘pre-award’ phase before confirming the successful contractor. This important decision by Councillors now allows the project team to commence: Due diligence – ensure appropriate controls are in place for critical issues identified during the evaluation Contract negotiations – confirmation of tenderer’s proposal details and […] Read more »
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