Work to repair the eroding Mill Creek banks to prevent future flooding has reached a new stage.
Work has begun on stage six of the project, from Allens Road to the Argyle Park boundary.
The Mill Creek Rehabilitation project began in 2014. When finished it will allow the creek, which has been prone to historical flooding, to cope during heavy rain.
Ashburton District Council project and operations manager Viv Eyberg says stage six involves building retaining walls, creating rock banks, planting on the banks and creating a rock bottom for the creek.
"The project is about future proofing the area and removing anything that might cause the creek to rise and flood into neighbouring properties," he said.
Fulton Hogan aims to have the bulk of the work completed by the end of December. The planting programme will be delayed until the weather is suitable for plants to survive.