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Slope Stabilisation Geothermal Station, Taupo – SurePave™


Project Details


Hawkins Construction


Mighty River Power




Wairakei, Taupo

Cirtex Regional Contact

Darren Clare

Darren Clare

Project Information

The contractor was asked to find a product that was able to retain the gravel filling and be cosmetically appealing while keeping within the budget. SurePave™ was the ideal solution to this ground reinforcement and gravel retainment challenge.

Seeing as the existing ground was pumice, SurePave was laid on a geotextile weed mat to keep weeds out and prevent the water from migrating underneath the pavers and scouring out the ground.

SurePave can sustain steep gradients and provides a solid reinforcement where gravel would dissipate. The SurePave was simply cut using a circular saw to fit around the concrete plinths and obstacles.


“Our company was responsible for providing surfacing within a new Geothermal Power station. We had a narrow range of surfacing options available due to Client and Environmental requirements imposed. The site was also difficult with many plinths requiring a cut to shape solution. From the products reviewed in the marketplace, we felt SurePave provided the highest quality and best value product out there. Being made in NZ from recyclable plastic was another added bonus.”

– Project Manager

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