Well, construction on the Metro Sports Centre is scheduled to start by mid 2017 or quarter two, depending on which article or official placard you read.
Looking through the fence today I saw big piles of top soil covered with plastic & some large and small ponds. Presumably the piles of topsoil are from the cleanup of contaminated soil after the demolition of buildings found to have asbestos. No sign of any building work yet. The soil seems to have come from the area where the two large ponds are.
The photos show some small and large ponds. The brewery was built there to take advantage of the the natural springs or so Grizz Wylie said in the tv ads.
In the 2011 earthquake some buildings with cracked floor slabs were said to have had water bubbling up through the cracks. All this information can be found quite easily in the comments made on the Stuff.co.nz articles about the delays to the project.
So my question is how will the ground be remediated & how long will it take? I will try to upload some photos.