Currie Construction are the proud winners of the Civil Contractors Category 1, award in November 2021. The project was the restoration of the Tatapouri Sea Wall.
The Tatapouri Sea Wall and road on State Highway 35 was crumbling from pounding winter seas, causing havoc with locals and spring visitors. Adjacent to the nationally significant Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve (“The footprint of Rongokako”) protecting 2,450ha of coastline) and frequently visited by seals, fixing this project was of community significance.
Working with Gisborne District Council, our team dug out the slips, recycled the existing concrete panels and reinstalled them where possible, using those that were too damaged as riprap to stabilise the bank. The team faced the challenge of having to work with the tide, so shotcrete was chosen over reinforced steel to build the remaining panels required.
All works were completed safely within strict environmental protocols to make sure the marine life were protected, and the area remained pristine.