Antarctica NZ abandons 'highly risky' Scott Base rebuild plan

Antarctica NZ abandons 'highly risky' Scott Base rebuild plan
Scott Base was established in 1957. (Image: Anthony Powell/Antarctica NZ)
Oliver Lewis
After five years of development, Antarctica New Zealand has abandoned plans for three large new modular buildings at Scott Base in favour of a more traditional approach.The Crown entity failed to reach a commercial agreement with its preferred contractor, Leighs Construction, last year to progress the redevelopment project within its $498 million budget, a predicament that led to several months of optioneering to reset the build. On Thursday, Antarctica NZ released the findings of an independent review carried out by external experts Bob H...

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