Opaheke S.H.A.


The former Papakura Golf Course at 29 Bellfield Road and the adjoining property at 117 Opaheke Road in Papakura have been identified by Auckland Council and the Government as a Special Housing Area (S.H.A.)

Lander Geotechnical Involvement

Lander Geotechnical and their Principal (Shane Lander) have been involved geotechnical aspects of this S.H.A. since its inception. The Qualifying Development has now obtained Resource Consent, and most recently we have been engaged to undertake detailed design of retaining walls and earthworks. Specifically, Lander and/ or its Principal have:
  • Undertaken preliminary investigations across the S.H.A. study area in 2014
  • Undertaken geotechnical assessments (February 2016) in the northern part of Opaheke Park (these works will be constructed as part of a development agreement with Council)
  • Prepared a geotechnical investigation report (for Resource Consent)
  • Prepared a Statement of Expert Evidence in relation to HASHAA legislation and proposed private variation request 20 to the PAUP[1] and attended a hearing to respond to various submitters
  • Dealt with artesian groundwater flows

[1] Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

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