In a statement, TRSDC explained that HUTA Hegerfield will transport 2.6 million cubic metres of fill by extracting soil and other material from a nearby hill to raise the ground at the Coastal Village site to 3.52m above sea level. The project is expected to take five months to complete and will use dynamic compaction or rapid impact compaction techniques to improve the existing soil around the Coastal Village.
“To meet TRSDC’s strict sustainability targets the ground improvement work includes measures to reduce the environmental impact for both the land and sea. This includes minimising the underwater noise impact on marine life, and restoration of the hill.
TRSDC also recently that the construction of its 1 km2 landscape nursery, a 3.3 km crossing to a hub island and 10,000 residential units for construction workers were underway.