Location: Greenstone Valley
Project Completion Date: April 2011
Company: Department of Conservation
This project involved constructing the 2.4km McKellar Saddle Tramping Track, located in between the floor of the Greenstone Valley and the McKellar Saddle, providing a new link between the Caples and Greenstone Valleys. Due to the isolation of this track remote living quarters were erected beside Lake McKellar and the crew flown in and out of the track each week by helicopter. The track was constructed in steep forest terrain with significant amounts of bed rock and boulder fields. As significant amounts of the track were constructed on bed rock our crew was undertaking daily blasting in order to clear a section on which a suitable track could be formed.
Wilson Contractors received a Merit certificate for
projects over $500,000 at the 2012 Hynds Construction
Awards for the McKellar Saddle Track project.