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Being part of it - for a third year

With the half way mark approaching for the city’s five-year infrastructure rebuild, SCIRT’s construction partners are for a third year sponsoring Christchurch’s World Buskers Festival.

Just like the festival, the SCIRT work programme for 2014 will be full-on. Teams from City Care, Downer, Fletcher, Fulton Hogan and McConnell Dowell are working on more than 90 projects currently. This is expanding to 150 in 2014, with close to a third of these in the central city.

All of which means that the people working for SCIRT, as well as everyone in Christchurch daily negotiating road works, are in need of a laugh. The Buskers Festival gives us a chance to recharge as we work through the city’s rebuild. We are all part of it if we live here.

In three years, SCIRT’s job will be completed and many of Christchurch’s core services will be repaired or replaced, better than before.

  • Already close to a third of the city’s 600km or more broken wastewater pipes have been relined or replaced.
  • Major bridge repairs across the Avon and Heathcote are well advanced or close to completion.
  • Large, publicly-owned retaining wall and reservoir rebuilds are on their way or completed.

None of this could have happened without the goodwill of Christchurch residents, business owners and road users. There’s more to come.

The festival sponsorship is a much needed reminder that people are at the heart of this rebuild and that we need to keep enjoying our city as the work continues.

The World Buskers Festival is a live link to the city as it was and as it will be. See you there!

”THE WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL IS A WAY FOR SCIRT‘S FIVE LEAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES TO REMIND US ALL HOW MUCH WE HAVE IN COMMON AND HOW MUCH THE CITY‘S REBUILD IS SOMETHING WE ARE ALL PART OF.
Duncan Gibb,
General Manager SCIRT

WE‘RE PROUD TO SHOWCASE OUR 5 LEAD CONTRACTORS.

CITY CARE

City Care is a leading provider of construction, maintenance and management services across New Zealand‘s infrastructure and amenity assets.

Our people are a familiar and welcome presence in the towns, cities and open spaces of New Zealand as they work around the clock – building maintaining and managing the nation‘s parks, gardens, sportsfields, cemeteries, waterways and coastal areas, buildings and public facilities, roading networks and water, wastewater and stormwater networks.

Our service offerings encompass everything from the smallest reactive maintenance callout to projects of national significance. We are uniquely positioned to provide integrated infrastructure solutions to our clients that deliver genuine cost savings, increased efficiencies and streamlined processes through our end-to-end service model.

We‘re proud to be part of SCIRT and our people are totally committed to contributing to the rebirth of this great city.

DOWNER

Downer has a proud history of providing New Zealand with essential infrastructure services for over 140 years. We have grown into a leading provider of infrastructure services across the transport, water, renewable energy, telecommunications, and facilities management sectors

Our capabilities in these sectors cover the spectrum, providing design, products and services for the development, management and maintenance of public and private infrastructure assets for water, wastewater and electricity services, roads, tunnels, bridges and hydro schemes.

Our strength is our people, and the talent which continues to lift benchmarks and reach for greater outcomes. The fresh thinking we apply to what we do allows us to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients and communities, in an industry constantly evolving and growing. We are excited to be a part of this growth.

Downer is proud to be a part of the Stronger Christchurch Rebuild, and with our partners we are committed to restoring the city‘s infrastructure and to safeguard its future.

FLETCHER

Fletcher Construction is a leading general contractor, owned by the largest public company listed on the NZX. Established in Dunedin in 1909, it has worked in Canterbury since 1920.

Well-known for delivering large iconic commercial and institutional projects, Fletcher also delivers large infrastructure projects – including unglamorous and hidden utilities. Bridges, roads, motorways, wharves, water storage, wastewater and energy projects are all part of the offering.

Beyond what we do is how and why we do it. Fletcher people are driven to add value, to generate innovative solutions and to make the experience as pleasant as possible for all stakeholders. We have been helping build New Zealand for more than a century and have been there in times of national emergencies. James Fletcher rose to the challenge of the 1931 Napier earthquake rebuild and the company is involved in the rebuild of Canterbury in many different ways – including being part of the SCIRT Alliance.

FULTON HOGAN

Fulton Hogan is a major civil and resources contractor that operates throughout Australasia. Drawing on over 79 year‘s experience our dedicated team of 5500+ employees are committed to delivering quality solutions whilst achieving the highest safety, quality and environmental standards

Our unique vertically integrated business model combines quarrying, asphalt and emulsion production, precast manufacture with our construction operations. The result for our customers is a partner who can deliver multi-faceted projects at a competitive price.

At Fulton Hogan our private, family values and employee based company has created a culture of ownership so that we can consistently provide you with the best team who go the extra mile.

McCONNELL DOWELL

McConnell Dowell is a multidiscipline, multinational contractor with a strong kiwi heritage. Established in New Zealand in 1961, we have developed a reputation for taking on difficult projects under challenging conditions – probably thanks to our kiwi ”can do“ culture. Part of the challenge is meeting our client‘s diverse infrastructure needs across the transport, energy, resources, water, and wastewater markets

The diversity of our skill set, coupled with our ability to deliver creative construction solutions to our clients‘ varying needs, sets us apart from other contractors. It is this difference that we bring to the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team in helping to restore the city‘s earthquake damaged roads, fresh water, wastewater and storm water pipes.