Inner harbour development project a winner
Development of Gisborne’s inner harbour area has been recognised with an award.
Fulton Hogan and Gisborne District Council received top honours for stage 2 of the development at the Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Civil Contractors Recognition Awards on Friday.
Stage 2, which took five months to complete, was awarded best project in the $1 million to $3 million category.
The inner harbour project was a key component in showcasing Tairawhiti to the world during the Tuia 250 commemorations.
In partnership with Eastland Port and Ngati Oneone, the aim was to transform the waterfront into a natural visitor destination and thriving hospitality precinct.
Work included enhancements to new and upgraded parking, a new toilet, green spaces with landscaping, improved lighting and pedestrian and cycle-friendly connections.
Cultural elements were woven throughout the space to make it a destination where people can experience and reflect on the district’s navigational heritage.
Funded by the Provincial Growth Fund, the National Land Transport Fund and the council, the $2.9m development involved the removal of contaminated soil followed by a stormwater upgrade and streetscape project.