Ports of Auckland is planning to extend Auckland’s Port considerably. In the Draft Auckland Waterfront Plan there is a 250m extension to the Bledisloe wharf, a reclaimation of 18 hectares into the Waitemata harbor along with major changes to the roading and rail infrastructure serving it. The presentation of this major extension in the Draft Auckland Plan and Waterfront Plan was poor and misleading. The planned extension is progressing towards approval without appropriate public consultation or appropriate assessment of effects.
The AAA as well as Heart of the City and Urban Design Forum have been lobbying against the Port’s growth in various submissions and presentations to the Auckland Council.
Roll your mouse over the graphic below to see the extent of the proposed extension.
Numerous herald editorials & articles have been published recently regarding the extension and its effects on the city, the public and the harbor:
01 Boaties fear grave effect on harbor
02 Port will ‘shrink harbour’
03 Editorial: Open scrutiny of port plans vital for city
04 Extra freight key reason for port’s expansion
05 Plans ‘turn harbour into a river’
06 Mainfreight boss sees alternatives to Auckland harbor grab
Heart of the City have launched a publicity campaign titled “Your Port, Your Call” urging Aucklanders to find out more about the “extraordinary” plans by the port to expand its operations. We encourage you to show your support for a rethink via their Facebook Campaign.
“Before we consent away our waterfront we should consider the wider implications, economic and environmental, and demand a review of the port’s plan and seek a range of alternatives for Aucklanders to consider,” Alex Swney, HOTC.