In 2012, the company received a "Site of the Month" award from Environment Waikato, for site works on the Waingaro Road Quarry Development project for Perry Resources. The award recognised a site that had achieved a high standard of erosion and sediment control on earthworks, through innovation, commitment and improving best practice.
In forwarding the certificate to C & R, Environment Waikato Resource Officer - Earthworks Leanne Thompson wrote: "…it was agreed the project should be awarded this certificate as an acknowledgment of the tremendous compliance level this site has had through the duration of the project. Congratulations to all parties who have been involved in making this site a success!"
Contracts manager Gary James said the site work had its challenges - especially in "finding the balance between old overburden and good material. We started on February 20 and finished 22 August. We had an enthusiastic and experienced team of up to 16 guys, who got the job done right first time. Regular communication and site meetings helped in minimizing the environmental impacts."
The venture involved moving 400,000m3 of earth, as well as stream diversions, permanent and temporary culverts and fish relocation. Perry's dedicated sediment control team worked closely with Gary and team on the predominantly clay site and this meant the C & R crew was able to move up to 9,000m3 per day.
A major feature was a bund 200 metres wide and long and 35 metres high, to provide long term visual screening of the quarry. Re-vegetation of the site was carried out by Erosion Control Ltd.