Saturday, May 20, 2006 Link To Herald The Halifax Herald Limited

Rock wall to be built at tar ponds

A Port Hood company has won the $1.4-million contract to build a 600-metre rock wall between the Sydney tar ponds and Sydney Harbour.

In a release, the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency said the bid from J&T Van Zutphen Construction was the lowest and offered the highest local economic benefits.

"This project marks an important step in preparation for the big cleanup," Barbara Baillie, director of engineering services with the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency said in the release.
"The Battery Point barrier will be essential in preventing the spread of sediments into Sydney Harbour once work begins in the tar ponds themselves," she said.