Petone

Petone Sand Plant

Geoff Cooke

Winstone AggregatesPetone Sand Plant
Phone04-568-7792

Available Hours

  • Weekdays 7.00AM - 5.00PM
  • Friday 7.00AM - 4.00PM
We regret that trailer sales are not available at this site.

Physical Address

Marine Parade, Petone
Lower Hutt
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Postal Address

PO Box 31 447
Lower Hutt

Core Products: Sand


Petone Sand Plant supplies the building industry with sand and shingle: valuable, fine and rounded aggregate.

The sand and shingle is dredged from the bed of the Hutt River mouth by a mobile hydraulic excavator mounted on a barge and placed in position by tug. The excavator digs the river bed level to a maximum depth of 4.25 metres below the water level. When the barge has a full load (about 60 cubic metres) it is pushed to the shore and the sediment is unloaded for processing.

Extraction of sediment from the river mouth is required for river flood management purposes – it is important that the river mouth be kept free of excessive sedimentation so that a sand bar does not form as this would increase the risk of flooding in the lower part of the Hutt Valley.