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Whāingaroa Wharf Projects

Important: The Dolphin Pier at the Raglan Wharf will be temporarily closed until mid to late-November while we carry out works on the underside of the wharf. Find out more below.

In 2019, Waikato District Council and the Raglan Community Board received funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) for the redevelopment of the Whāingaroa wharf and wider harbour.

This funding has been allocated to four exciting projects, which are underway to transform the wharf and wider harbour now and in the future.

Latest News: Maintenance repair work nearing completion. 

We’re nearing the finish line for the under-wharf maintenance and repair works! Find out more about what we’ve been working on and what is coming up next below.

Under wharf repairs 

Over the coming weeks, construction crews will finish the maintenance and repair works on the eastern side of the wharf and on the Dolphin Pier. The pier will be closed at times while this work is underway.

All going well, this will be completed before Christmas, the scaffolding will be removed and the community will be able to enjoy Dolphin Pier over summer.

Under wharf looking at the Dolphin Pier

Under wharf looking at the Dolphin Pier.

The Pontoon, eastern walkway and kayak ramp

What's happening now?

Right now, we are completing pre-construction works, which includes finalising ecological and environmental monitoring plans, holding a pre-construction meeting and setting up the site.

Construction is expected to kick-off in the new year, starting with the delivery of the rocks to the site, pouring asphalt for the eastern walkway and kayak ramp and installing piles into the water for the new pontoon.

There will be minor disruption while we are delivering the rocks to site, however, the boat ramp will remain open and there will be pedestrian and traffic management in place.

We expect the project to be completed by late April 2023.


This is what the new pontoon will look like once it is constructed in early 2023.

wharf raglan

The pontoon itself will be built off-site and then brought to the site by truck and lifted by crane into position early in the new year.

We’ll keep you updated as we progress with this exciting project.

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