Dear Parkhurst Residents
Rollout of the VUMA Fibre network is well underway in Parkhurst.
The core ring (green ring on rollout map) is about two weeks away from being completed. We need it to be in place for homes to get connected.
The phase 1 blocks are all under construction. We are learning some valuable lessons at the moment including encountering services not identified by council wayleaves. This has hampered production a little, but we are getting on top of it.
We are also working to develop better methods to deal with the challenges of re-instating sidewalk vegetation.
Please keep in mind we are here to work with you and resolve all issues ASAP. Thank you for your patience so far and let us know if we can help.
We know most of you are concerned about reinstatement. This process can take a few days and at times may seem like the construction team has moved on. Don’t worry, we use separate teams for this.
The reinstatement process is as follows. Firstly, all trenches are backfilled with soil and then compacted by the construction team. We need time for the compaction to settle. Thereafter the surface is re-instated to its original condition by specialist labour such as pavers. Only once this has been completed do we perform a final quality check. If we are not satisfied, we will have it re-done until it is correct and can be signed off.
We are fully committed to re-instating the road reserves (sidewalks) to their original condition as per our wayleave approvals from the JRA.
As part of the construction process, a VUMA representative will visit you to show you where a fibre box will be placed against your boundary wall. Feel free to chat to them about any questions about the project. If you are not home we will leave you a document containing a picture indicating where we plan to locate the fibre box.
Our website has been updated with more information about getting ready for VUMA Fibre. See links below.
Overall we are running a few days behind schedule on the rollout of phases 1, 2 & 3. Check out the rollout schedule for updated dates.
We are still on track to have our first homes connected by the end of October. This is of course dependant on the weather or unforeseen issues cropping up. We will keep you updated in good time.
Please note we have not opened up the installation process yet. We will let you know when can order an installation.
Remember, to contact us or keep updated using the channels below:
A rollout schedule can be found here, we will update it throughout the project. We will do everything to keep to the schedule, but some factors e.g. weather is out of our hands, so the dates are subject to change.
We will communicate construction details (schedule updates, milestones and incidents), specific to Parkhurst using the Twitter handle @VUMA_parkhurst. Please follow us so we can keep you informed.
Regular community interaction on the “I love Parkhurst” Facebook group.
This information will also be available on www.parkhurstvillage.com
Contact us directly if you want to know anything specific
firstname.lastname@example.org | 086 100 VUMA | VUMA Store, 15 4th Avenue
There will also be a VUMA project manager on-site you can talk to if you have questions or concerns.
The VUMA Team