Deans Head / Port Hills Land Remediation and Clearance


RCP were initially engaged by CERA, and subsequently LINZ, to coordinate and manage the efficient, cost effective and safe undertaking of land clearance and demolition of approximately 714 Port Hills properties that were zoned red following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquake events. We worked alongside LINZ, ECAN and CCC to develop and implement a framework that prioritised health and safety, and that would achieve the safe clearance of a number of structures which were significantly compromised and complex owing to geotechnical, structural, environmental and infrastructure conditions and associated solutions.

RCP also developed and implemented: a stakeholder engagement strategy to manage cost sharing agreements between central and local government; neighbouring property negotiations; a global consent to validate all clearance work; a procurement process that provided for the highest calibre and levels of experience; and, the contracting framework and delivery process.

The systems and processes established as part of this project have led to innovation in land clearance and demolition tasks, particularly as this relates to hazard and risk identification management and health and safety and we are now working with LINZ to set up a national framework for Land management and development. We provided these learnings and training on safe demolition practices to Nepalese Security Forces, local Non-Government Organisations and Nepalese Engineers following the Nepal Earthquake in April 2015.

PROJECT LEAD – Mike Jeffery


2017 Civil Contractors NZ Awards – Safety Award, Winner

2016 World Demolition Awards – nomination for the Safety and Training Award