Kauri Dieback Program 2020-05-29T14:50:39+00:00

Project Description

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Kauri Dieback


Client: Auckland Council
Completion: Ongoing
Services: Scoping, Design, Construction monitoring
Scope: Professional services to uprade track networks in 25 Auckland Council Reserves to protect against Kauri Dieback Disease
Budget: Multi-million dollar project

Urban Solutions was engaged in late 2018 to begin the scoping of 25 Auckland Council Reserves containing both walking tracks and Kauri trees. The scoping identified and assessed tracks within the reserves that required upgrades to meet Ministry of Primary Industries legislation to protect Kauri trees against Kauri dieback disease.

Scoping reports, concept plans and cost estimates were produced for each of the 25 reserves. Site visits involved coordination with multiple stakeholders including Biosecurity, Auckland Council, Local Boards, Mana Whenua.

The scoping results were developed into full design and tender packages ready for delivery. The designs include kauri dieback disease mitigation in the form of Geoweb packed with bark aggregate mix, boardwalks and barrier fencing. The designs also include renewal works for the remainder of the track length to bring them up to a ‘formed dry track’ standard.

Urban Solutions continues to work on this project to assist Auckland Council with reopening these tracks and reserves.

Kirks Bush was completed in February 2020.  Check out our video.

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