11 August 2011
Wharf Repairs on Time and Below Budget
The Raglan Wharf is now as strong as it was when it was built in 1916. Repairs to the wharf structure were completed
last week on time and below the original budget.
Waikato District Council water and facilities general manager Richard Bax says the work has exceeded the scope of the
original contract, as the extent of the corrosion to the wharf structure was worse than anticipated.
“The contractor, HEB Structures have completed the work to a very high standard and performed well given the change in
scope and some very challenging tidal conditions.
“The final cost for the wharf repairs is $635,096. This is significantly lower than the engineer’s estimate of $827,500
even though the volume of work increased by around 14m3,” he said.
Now the wharf repairs are completed the pressure to complete the wharf building is on. The architects are now completing
the internal floor plan.
“Developing the final drawings for the internal plan of the building is a detailed process and it has taken some time.
The architects will have the final drawings completed by the start of October,” said Mr Bax.
To fast track the process, Waikato District Council will send out a request for ‘Expressions of Interest’ to builders
next week. This means the work can be costed by a number of builders as soon as the plans are completed.