Rooney Earthmoving Limited (REL) have completed construction of all three pond embankments (bulk earthworks) and have installed the concrete labyrinth weir (inlet) and crump weir (outlet) in the Main Race. These are major project milestones. The concrete weirs have been constructed to assist with redirecting water into Pond One and measuring flow in the Main Race. The remaining concrete headwalls on the inter pond pipes are being constructed which will allow the hydraulic gates to be installed.
REL have commenced placement of HDPE impermeable pond liner on the embankments in Pond One. Initial liner placement is progressing well and meeting REL's programeed targets. A thorough review of the proposed subgrade surgace preparation and HDPE liner placement methodology has been independently reviewed and approved. Rate of liner placement will increase as more staff are trained by overseas experts employed by REL. It is expected that 3 to 4 teams will eventually be placing the HDPE liner.