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Avon River Precinct Watermark – SurePave™


Project Details


Brian Perry Civil


Crown/Christchurch City Council/Ngāi Tahu




Avon River, Christchurch City

Project Information

The Avon River, Te Papa Ōtākaro, is planned to become an urban waterfront, bringing a vibrancy to the heart of Christchurch.

He Whakamaumaharatanga o te Ru Whenua, The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, is located in the middle of this development. Here people can spend time to remember those injured or killed in the earthquakes.


With the high number of established trees in this development, concrete or heavy paved paths weren’t possible, as they would damage the tree roots. SurePave was chosen by GHD to overcome this common problem yet create a stable, permeable path able to withstand normal foot and vehicle traffic.

In addition to SurePave being used on the job, Cirtex was able to assist with EnviroSieve turbidity curtains and a range of erosion and sediment control measures while removing the sediment build up to improve the river’s polution levels.


SurePave® is a recycled plastic paving system that provides a structure beneath the surface that is designed to spread the load, minimising compaction and allowing surface water to permeate through.

Whether used for grass or gravel, SurePave® will provide a lasting solution to a lot of issues that have been difficult to overcome.

Products used in this Project