Lake development on track

Lake Hood from up high shows the islands that makeup the Stage 14 development

The latest Lake Hood development is nearing completion.

Ashburton Contracting Ltd (ACL) has been busy laying asphalt on the islands that makeup stage 14 of the Lake Hood developments.

ACL commercial manager Steve Adam said the work started in June this year and is expected to be finished by early 2022, with council sign-off etc to follow on from there.

“We begin with earth works, cut the soil back from the area to put drainage and pavements in and then build it up from there.”

Planning ahead has kept the project ahead of schedule during supply shortages created by the covid situation.

“We have been well ahead of the game, pre-ordered and made sure we got everything supplied, there is becoming an ongoing supply issue particularly with drainage materials, but it hasn’t held us up on this job,” Mr Adam said.

Forty homes are expected to be built on the new development, and new residents can look forward to an invigorating environment.

“It is an outstanding development, you have got everything there, you’ve got the lake, awesome vistas, walkways and a great community. It’s a great place to be.”

ACL has plenty of other projects Mr Adam is excited about including Methven subdivisions and the Kmart site development.

“One of the most exciting and innovative projects is, we are halfway through 120,000m2 of Cement-Treated Base (CTB) pavement at a site at Wakanui which when completed will be one of the largest CTB pavements of its kind in the country,” Mr Adam said.

By Daniel Tobin