The wheels are back on at the Roxburgh skate park following some “Shortland Street-style dramas” after the original contractor went into liquidation.

Completion of the 200sq m park is now set to coincide with the end of the school term after Wanaka company Flat Line Concrete stepped into the role to keep the project rolling.

Roxburgh Excavation managing director Robin Fox said her company held the overall contract for the $160,000 project behind the King George V Memorial Park, from the top of the rise into the old tennis courts.

The company had engaged Canterbury company Civil Concrete Ltd to complete the concreting and the elements such as pipes and ramps for the park.

Civil Concrete was chosen based on the fact it had been contracted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to work on the expansion of the Wanaka skate park.

The company went into liquidation between being subcontracted and work beginning.

“When they arrived on site we had three weeks of Shortland Street-style dramas amongst their crew with the company going into liquidation,” Ms Fox said.

This led to ripping out some of the ramps and features and finding a new contractor under urgency as it was a “community project”.

“Flat Line came to the rescue.”

Smooth operator . . . Flat Line Concrete director Sharn Stewart works on a ramp at Roxburgh’s skate park. PHOTO: JARED MORGAN

She would not disclose how much the debacle had cost Roxburgh Excavation except to say it was “substantial”.

Roxburgh skate park committee chairman James Buchan praised Roxburgh Excavation’s handling of the situation.

“They were great. When something like that happens you need to give the person time to fix it and once they knew they [Civil Concrete] weren’t coming back, those Wanaka guys [Flat Line Concrete] came in quickly.”

Flat Line Concrete director Sharn Stewart said picking up the pieces was something his company was happy to do for the Roxburgh community.

“Basically, we’ve just come down [from Wanaka to Roxburgh] and we’re pretty much only covering costs.”

Pouring the concrete for the final section of the skate park – a pyramid-style ramp in the centre  – would take place on Monday, if the weather was suitable.