The work to cap the Ōnuku landfill has now been suspended due to the recent rainstorm July 2023 and making the ground conditions too wet to work effectively.
The existing landfill cap has eroded and is no longer deemed fit for purpose. A new landfill cap on the southern face is required to protect the landfill.
Ōnuku landfill is located at 293 Beach Road, Akaroa. Site access for the works will be gained from Ōnuku Road in Akaroa.
Early October 2023 to late December 2023. Monday to Saturday, 7am to 6pm (weather/site condition dependent).
The contractor is Taggart Ltd. Phone (03) 323 7085, Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.
The earthworks will involve striping the existing vegetation located on the southern slopes of the landfill, then benching and cutting the slope in preparation for new capping. New low permeability clay capping will be imported from locally sourced locations within Akaroa.
Upon completion the work area will be top-soiled and grassed.
Hours of work:
Impact of work:
There may be increased noise, dust and vibrations during work but it shouldn’t impact on your power, water, gas or phone services.
Safety is our biggest priority so please keep children and pets away from worksites.
Please put your bins out as usual before 6am on your collection day. Our crew will move and return them if needed.
Learn more about our work.