Council supports new concept for Gladstone Rd Bridge
Council has supported the installation of steel railing rather than concrete balustrades on one side of the Gladstone Road Bridge, subject to resource consent approval.
At an extraordinary meeting yesterday, Council considered the implications of varying the contract at this late stage, and if funding could be sourced to complete the downstream side of the bridge.
The cost of varying the bridge design can be minimised to $200,000 – subject to Council approving funding reallocations and the consent variation process.
The next step is seeking approval from Heritage New Zealand that they will not object to the resource consent process.
If the variations are not clarified by 12 October, the programme will be impacted and additional costs of up to $5000 per day will be incurred.
The cost of retrofitting the upstream side of the bridge is likely to cost around $320,000, however Council agreed a decision on this be deferred.
Read the report to the Extraordinary Council Meeting