Project info

  • Engineering
  • Bluehaven Group

  • 2022

  • Papamoa, Tauranga

Emerald Shores Drive Crossing

Project overview

Design and Construction of the Emerald Shores Drive Culvert Crossing once complete will provide a crucial link across the Wairakei Stream corridor, connecting communities on both sides of the stream to the existing and future amenities scattered throughout the area. With ‘The Sands’ Town Centre to be constructed within the development block immediately adjacent to this culvert crossing the design needed to incorporate not only crucial engineering features to ensure its ongoing function and serviceability, but also aesthetic features to support and enhance the surrounding environs for years to come. Twin 4m x 2m box culverts with Cirtex Magnumstone block retaining walls at each end are the main features of this crossing, with Lysaght working directly with the project Geotechnical Engineer to deliver suitable designs for construction. 


Lysaght worked closely with many stakeholders on this project including the developer, Mana Whenua and local and regional authorities to create a truly unique design incorporating and celebrating the district and community. Lysaght provided the following services for this project:
  • Planning and consenting
  • Detailed civil engineering design
  • Engineering contract management services
  • Land transfer surveying