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  • 25 Jul 2016 - 4:14pm
    Good news Parklands: We are now more than half way through the extensive underground and roading earthquake repair programme in your part of the city. Late last year, SCIRT’s Downer and Fletcher teams began work in Parklands, the second largest project in the SCIRT rebuild programme, repairing storm water and wastewater pipes and kerb, footpath and roading.
  • 21 Jul 2016 - 6:02pm
    Central City Stage 2 of SCIRT work on the Fitzgerald Avenue twin bridges, the installation of a new manhole, continues.
  • 20 Jul 2016 - 2:08pm
    SCIRT is applying design changes to one of the city’s biggest wastewater pipes to make it more resilient for the future.   Two SCIRT delivery teams, Fletcher and Downer, are installing a new 1.25 kilometre section of the Northern Relief trunk wastewater main along Eveleyn Couzins Avenue in Richmond, under the Avon River and along Retreat Road in Avonside.    Siphon’s a big challenge   The project provides the opportunity t
  • 14 Jul 2016 - 5:07pm
    Central City Stage 2 of SCIRT work on the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges, the installation of a new manhole, has started and will take about a week to complete.Two-way traffic is maintained on Fitzgerald Ave but there are no right turns across the intersection of Fitzgerald Ave, Avonside Drive and Kilmore St.    
  • 14 Jul 2016 - 10:41am
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) passed another milestone this month. It is now 91% of the way through its programme. Formed in late 2011 to repair Christchurch’s earthquake-damaged underground pipe networks, roads and bridges, SCIRT is on track for construction to be completed on its five-year programme of repairs and rebuilding in December 2016. SCIRT is not just about road repairs – far from it.  In fact road repairs are about one-fifth of all the work SCIRT has done.
  • 7 Jul 2016 - 5:02pm
    Central City SCIRT works have started on the twin bridges on Fitzgerald Ave and will take about 3 months. Two-way traffic is maintained but watch for traffic management.
  • 1 Jul 2016 - 11:01am
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  • 30 Jun 2016 - 5:22pm
    Central City SCIRT works start on Monday 4 July on the twin bridges on Fitzgerald Ave for about 3 months. Two-way traffic is maintained but watch for traffic management.
  • 30 Jun 2016 - 9:53am
    You don’t think about all the underground pipes that service your property until something goes wrong - out of sight, out of mind. Deep under our roads and suburban gardens, pipes for fresh water, storm water and wastewater including sewerage are all underground working away behind the scenes. Across the city, SCIRT is repairing the city’s Council-owned pipes damaged by the earthquakes.  Feeding into these main pipes, are sewer and storm water lateral pipes on private property, and the repairs to those are the responsibility of homeowners.
  • 28 Jun 2016 - 4:48pm
    Three generations of the Hay family gathered today to mark the completion of earthquake repairs to the Hamish Hay Bridge in Victoria Square. The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) began permanent repair work to the Category ll heritage structure last November. In 1989, the bridge was renamed the Hamish Hay Bridge to honour the outgoing Mayor who remains the longest serving Mayor in Christchurch history.
  • 23 Jun 2016 - 5:12pm
    Central City SCIRT works start the week of Monday 27 June on the twin bridges on Fitzgerald Ave for about 3 months. Two-way traffic is maintained but watch for traffic management.
  • 23 Jun 2016 - 10:46am
    The new Beachville seawall in Redcliff’s has now been completed after 10 months of work by the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT). The original wall, built in the early 1900s, was damaged beyond repair in the 2011 earthquakes. The broken seawall left Beachville Road and its residents vulnerable to flooding during bad weather. Built by SCIRT’s Downer delivery team, the new wall stretches 500 metres along the Heathcote/Avon Estuary. Beachville Road resident Jan Bargrove said local interest in the progress of the seawall was “huge”.
  • 23 Jun 2016 - 10:29am
    Reclaimed Australian hardwood timber is breathing new life into one of Christchurch’s oldest bridges. Helmores Lane Bridge, the city’s only surviving nineteenth century timber bridge, will live on well past its 150 years with the help of timber salvaged from two Waitaki River bridges built in 1881.
  • 16 Jun 2016 - 4:34pm
    New Works, traffic impacts On Dyers Road, Bromley, wastewater repairs are starting on Monday 20 June for about 14 weeks. Two-way traffic will be maintained but expect delays.
  • 13 Jun 2016 - 3:33pm
    When SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team moved into Blue Gum Place, it wasn’t long before the usually sleepy street evolved into a bustling hive of activity. The team was installing an underground pump station only centimetres away from a property, so steps needed to be taken to reduce the impact of their work on nearby residents.
  • 10 Jun 2016 - 3:09pm
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has won a prestigious award for restoring the iconic Christchurch war memorial the Bridge of Remembrance to its former glory. Last night SCIRT was announced equal winner of the Public Realm - Saved and Restored Award - at the 2016 Canterbury Heritage Awards for its complex two and a half year project restoring and strengthening the Memorial Arch on the Bridge of Remembrance.
  • 9 Jun 2016 - 5:52pm
    Central City Durham Street Overbridge will be closed overnight on Wednesday 15 June and Thursday 16 June from 8pm to 5am for lifting of two piers for repairs.  From Tuesday 7 June for about 4 weeks Moorhouse Ave, between Antigua St and Stewart St, going west will be reduced to 2 lanes from 3 lanes for wastewater works.
  • 8 Jun 2016 - 3:16pm
    2 June 2016 Rebuilding it stronger One of SCIRT's key commitments is to rebuild the earthquake-damaged horizontal infrastructure to a more resilient state than it was before. Find out how we're doing this.
  • 8 Jun 2016 - 2:54pm
    2 May 2016 Aranui pump stations open New Zealand’s newest wastewater pumping stations were officially opened in Aranui. Located on Pages Road the two stations together service the wastewater needs of up to one-sixth of Christchurch residents. 
  • 8 Jun 2016 - 2:19pm
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  • 3 Jun 2016 - 4:40pm
    As first published in the Future Christchurch Update.   A large-scale Christchurch City Council led road resurfacing programme will follow the work of Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) when SCIRT finishes the last of its rebuild and repair programme.   The Council has been preparing to continue with work on the city’s horizontal infrastructure when the SCIRT programme of work ends.   SCIRT is an alliance that was set up by the Council, New Zealand Gov
  • 2 Jun 2016 - 5:20pm
    Expect delays during the Christchurch Marathon on Sunday 5 June which will require road closures and detours through the CBD, Avonside, Burwood and Wainoni. Please refer to www.tfc.govt.nzfor details.
  • 31 May 2016 - 2:09pm
    SCIRT on your street is one thing, but SCIRT on your driveway, outside your front door is a whole other experience. Aranui resident, Christina Pamatangi, knows this all too well. For the past two years, SCIRT’s City Care and Fletcher teams have been installing new vacuum wastewater technology in Aranui to ensure that waste continues to flow the right way if Christchurch experiences further earthquakes.
  • 30 May 2016 - 2:33pm
    The rain last week might be an unwelcome end to Christchurch’s Indian summer for some, but it’s been a real boon for newly seeded grass berms in Rowses Road, Aranui. SCIRT’s City Care team is putting the final touches on installing a new vacuum wastewater system in 17 streets across Aranui. Replanting the 2.5 meter wide grass berms after wastewater tanks have been installed below ground has been a real challenge.
  • 27 May 2016 - 9:42am
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has featured in a new publication celebrating the innovative solutions that have been created in Canterbury in response to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.