The 6 Wharf construction site has been a hive of activity since work started and HEB Construction are on track to start piling next week (week beginning 16 March 2020). Find out where we are at and what’s coming up over the next four weeks as we build 6 Wharf:
1. Piling planned for week beginning 16 March 2020
HEB Construction are on track to start piling. The wharf will be supported by nearly 400 concrete piles that will be driven up to 35 metres into the underlying sandstone rock.
Piling will occur intermittently from Monday through to Saturday from 0730 until 1800 over the next year and a half (until the second half of 2021). The greatest construction noise from the development comes from driving in the wharf piles but the predicted noise levels will meet the daytime construction noise limits.
We’ll be managing construction noise through hours of work and a number of other noise mitigation strategies. This includes using a vibro hammer wherever possible to reduce the impact. More information about how we are managing land-based construction noise is available in our construction noise management plan.
Monitoring and complaints: We’ll also be monitoring our noise levels and have a noise complaints procedure in place. If you think we’re breaching our noise limits or if you are experiencing an issue you can either fill in our online form here or give us a call on 06 833 4440.
2. Marine mammal observation training complete
We’re mindful the impact piling can have on underwater marine mammals. Fortunately sightings of marine mammals within a 2,250-metre radius of where the wharf is being built are low. However, we will have designated and trained observers monitoring for marine mammals throughout piling and the upcoming dredging works. The team will be responsible for ensuring that we follow our marine mammal protection procedures, which include stopping piling if marine mammals come within 580 metres of the activity. You can find out more in our Marine Wildlife Management Plan.