Civil Contracting and Earthworks
in the Queenstown Lakes District

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Base Contracting Limited
A multi-faceted contracting company undertaking a vast array of civil construction and development projects in the Queenstown Lake Districts area.
Commited to Health and Safety
Creating a safe work environment is our priority. We pride ourselves in our commitment to meet the latest Health and Safety requirements as set out by Worksafe New Zealand.
Current and Completed Projects
Take a look through our portfolio of projects we have been contracted to complete throughout the Queenstown Lakes District.

Public Infrastructure


Proven track record developing new industrial areas, subdivisions and roadworks.

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Commercial Development


Providing the right mix of expertise and specialist machinery to meet project requirements.

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Residential Development


Preparing ground for new homes, retaining walls & stunning landscaping works for all projects.

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Resource Infrastructure

Experienced in complex resource infrastructure. Experts in power supply cabling and gas pipe work.

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Project Management

Successfully providing critical support for large scale civil projects from inception to handover!

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Crown Range Road
Roading
Crown Range Road
The Crown Range Road is a 50km alpine pass between Wanaka and the Wakatipu. It is a ‘special purpose road’ managed by Queenstown Lakes District Council with Transit NZ. Sections of this road were upgraded, widened & lowered to improve safety, passing & visibility. Fulton Hogan subcontracted Base to undertake the earthworks to subgrade levels, drainage & guard railing.
Remarkables Ski Field
Earthworks
Remarkables Ski Field
Skifield development of the Curvey Basin chairlift and trail, earthworks for the new base building & learners slope area. Extensive earthworks for three new carparks and new access road alignment. Intensive and detail tussock re-vegetation to all earthwork areas, working closely with DOC & NZSki staff. With approximately 150,000 m3 of earthworks at Alpine altitude this was a serious project.
Pinnacle Place
Landscaping and Retaining
Pinnacle Place
Large private dwelling on Queenstown Hill requiring 2,000m3 of rock to be blasted & carted to waste. Extensive rock anchoring and shotcreting of an 8m cut face. The winning of large rock suitable for landscaping rock wall. The section stage was earthworks, landscaping, backfill and rock walling in conjunction with the building phase.
Millbrook State 3C
Reticulated Services
Millbrook State 3C
1.5 km of stormwater, wastewater, water & 3 km of power, telecommunications, gas, reticulated services and 18 manholes for a 15 lot subdivision at Millbrook West. Deep blasted rock (500 m3) for the services and winter conditions made the project challenging and health & safety focused. All backfilling was fully engineered and certified.
Littles Road
Ponds and Water Features
Littles Road
24,000 m3 of cut to fill, 2,200 m3 of topsoiling, 1,600 m3 of access road pavement for 1km of sealed roading. 2.6 km of service trenching and a 3,000 m3 clay lined pond. All mounding was compacted to engineering standards. Very steep gully water line trenching & installation.

About Base Contracting

A MULTI-FACETED CIVIL CONTRACTING COMPANY

Base Contracting Ltd is a medium sized civil contracting company with 30 plus full time employees and an extensive modern fleet of Komatsu excavators, Mercedes trucks, loaders, rollers, small plant and utilities. We are a multi faceted contracting company undertaking large earthworks, drainage & utility services, subdivisional developments, retaining structures, rock walls, rural property development, ponds & water features, roading, demolition and high alpine re-vegetation projects. With a well-established team of ‘can do’ contracting staff and management, Base Contracting’s experience and work portfolio is extensive.

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Leaders in the Field of Health and Safety

PROUDLY MAINTAINING A ZERO MAJOR INCIDENT RECORD

Base Contracting are leaders in the field of health and safety, actively focussed on reducing workplace harm, managing risk around how work is conducted and ensuring all employees take responsibility for health and safety in the workplace.
Base Contracting are proud to maintain a zero major incident record through the implementation of guidelines and procedures around workplace health and safety.
Fully committed to meeting the new Worksafe NZ and Transit NZ health and safety regulations taking effect in April 2016, having undertaken a full review of all internal standards and procedures in line with the new Health and Safety at Work Act.

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