Other significant achievements in the roading area included
being awarded two sizeable Christchurch City Council
roading construction contracts the Addington and Papanui
Clusters. These two contracts, which involve kerb and
channel replacement, road reconstruction and building
of a rain garden, are worth a combined total of $6.7 million
and will provide our roading crews with a steady stream
of work until June 2007.
City Care won two awards at the New Zealand Contractors'
Federation 2005 Canterbury Contractor of the Year Awards
ceremony in November The awards were the Hynds Sub-
contractor Award for our streetbond and streetprint work at
Rotherham St outside Westfield Mall in Christchurch, and the
Mico Pipelines Most Progressive Company Award
The amalgamation of Banks Peninsula District Council
with Christchurch City Council brought some changes
to our existing contracts with both organisations in the
areas of water and wastewater and parks maintenance.
An important development was the introduction of our Event
Manager system into our parks, waterways and trees
operations, enabling more proactive management of jobs
and work pricing and better updating of Request for Service
In the underground services area, we enhanced our
Customer Asset Manager system for pumps and water
maintenance, enabling us to link into the Christchurch City
Council's asset lists and terminology. We can report in real
time on work carried out on Council assets. This has enabled
our client to update their records and has assisted their asset
City Care was successful in winning a contract to install a
Moscad system in the Christchurch City Council's pumping
stations. This was new work for us and staff completed the
work on time and on budget.
City Care Hosts Top Heritage Consultant
Renowned Australian Heritage Consultant David Young came to Christchurch at the end of March to present a three day course of
introductory lectures on building conservation techniques, thanks to City Care's Heritage Manager John van Soest. The three day
series of best practice lectures facilitated by City Care attracted attendees from the Historic Places Trust, local City Councillors and
two well-known conservation architects from Auckland.
Young is considered to be somewhat of an expert in building materials conservation. He is currently the Chair of the New South
Wales Heritage Council's Technical Advisory Group and has contributed to international courses in countries such as Norway and
South Africa. However, despite previous approaches, Young had never before agreed to visit New Zealand to present a course. This
fact made the lectures, which were based on Young's celebrated annual "Summer School" at the University of Canberra, of significant
value to those with an interest in heritage conservation in New Zealand.
Our Christchurch underground services
team has been especially successful in
adding value to our customer through
upskilling of staff. The team now has 64%
of staff trades qualified and a further 20%
who will have completed their National
Certificate by June 2007.