Caseys Creek stopbank work resumes

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Caseys Creek stopbank work resumes

  • Date 4:10 PM Thursday 16 April 2020
  • Type COVID-19

Work on the completion of the Caseys Creek stopbank started again this week.

This work has been deemed essential as the construction of the new stopbank at the pump station needs to be completed before winter, when it will become too wet to carry out the work required. In order for this to happen, it was decided that work can begin before the Level 4 lockdown period is lifted.

Council is working closely with its contractor to ensure the required COVID-19 working plan is followed at all times. The work is part of the second stage of the Caseys Creek project and involves upgrading the outfall through the stopbank at Lansdowne Park and Caseys Creek, through to the Ōpaoa River.

Council Rivers and Drainage Engineer Geoff Dick says the completion of this phase of work is important.

“It will increase the creek’s ability to take stormwater for the North West Development Zone of Blenheim, north of Old Renwick Road, which will provide 700 houses over the next 50 years,” Geoff said.