What the project is
Following cracking and movement in the car park at Rawene Reserve, Birkenhead, it was closed for safety reasons on 20 September 2017. Subsequently two landslides occurred on 8 October 2017 and 28 November 2017.
Council engineers and technical specialists undertook emergency works (including the installation of sheet piles) to stabilise the site during December 2017 and January 2018. All work has been undertaken with geotechnical supervision by council specialists.
Following consultation with the community, a permanent remediation solution for the site was proposed.
Currently the first of three phases of work is nearing completion:
- phase one created a new construction access between the existing carpark and the area where a new carpark will be built
- phase two will repair the slope and add a new public parking area
- phase three involves removing the slip material on public and private land.
We will progress as fast as we can in a safe manner, while trying to minimise disruption to the community.
- Emergency stabilisation work began on Tuesday 19 December 2017 and was completed in January 2018.
- Phase one is due for completion by early December 2018.
- Phase two will start immediately following phase one and run through mid-January to May 2019 (2018/19 earthworks season).
- Phase three details are yet to be finalised.
A camera is active on site and an image is taken every 15 minutes during the day. You can see the latest image here.