Sunderland Gully


Kainga Ora



Tender Value


Commencement Date

September 2018

Final Construction Value


Final Completion Date

December 2018

Contrax was contracted to deliver the construction of a new pocket park in Hobsonville Point. The project involved construction of a timber boardwalk linking a new concrete walkway and seating area. Adjacent to the walkway two play areas have been constructed using large timber logs and sleepers to create a natural looking playground.

The Totara logs measured upto 6m x 1.5m and required reinforced concrete bases. Extra care was taken placing the logs sleepers as there were very narrow tolerances available to ensure the playground met New Zealand standards. Daily communications between Contrax & our client were needed to keep the overall concept of the park alive whilst working through some significant challenges.

Contrax also managed the soft landscaping delivery for the project engaging a specialist sub-contractor to plant approx. 2500 shrubs & 35 specimen trees.

Contrax crews included specialist carpenters, concrete placers, & pavers supported by an engineer and site supervisor.


Working within a coastal zone with exposed clay surfaces during late winter months proved a challenge, placing large and cumbersome Totara logs whilst working to very tight tolerances, managing a work site situated between two large sub-divisions without any direct access (communications were key to its delivery)

Contrax delivered the following on-site work:

  • Specialist concrete construction
  • Timber boardwalks
  • Timber decking
  • Soft landscaping
  • Natural playground construction
  • Street Furniture Construction
  • Tree pit construction
  • Stormwater construction