We know our community loves the water and everything to do with it, whether it’s for recreational activities like fishing, gathering kaimoana and boating, or for commercial activities.
We also know how busy the wharf and existing pontoon can become – particularly during peak season, and how there is more demand than ever for space to load and unload boats and jet skis.
That’s why we are looking to construct a new pontoon at the eastern side of the wharf.
A second pontoon will give the wharf more capacity for the community who rely on the water to live, work and travel, while making the harbour more accessible for recreational, rescue and commercial activities.
What's happening now?
The new pontoon was installed in late March. The prefabricated
parts of the pontoon were delivered to site by truck and lifted into the water
Once in the water, crew members attached the pontoon pieces to a
barge and floated them out to the piles. The three segments were floated out
separately, secured to a pile, and then attached to each other out on the
Next to be installed was the gangway. This is the section of
walkway that will connect the new pontoon to the eastern walkway.
The prefabricated pieces were delivered to site and the three
segments were lifted into place by crane onto two piles.
With the pontoon and gangway installed, one of
the finishing touches will be to install solar powered lighting along the
gangway and piles of the pontoon.
We expect to have this complete by early June
2023. From there we will be looking to open the pontoon to the community.
We’ll let you know more about this closer to the time.
This is what the new wharf will look like
Frequently Asked Questions
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