Wharves are a feature of the region. They were originally built for commerce and transport but, with the exception of Days Bay, are now mostly used for recreation purposes.
Currently there are four wharves:
- Point Howard
- Days Bay
- Rona Bay
Refurbishing our wharves
Our wharves were subject to a review in the 2017/2018 Annual Plan consultation, as the cost of maintaining all our wharves was more than the budget the city had.
We commissioned a conditions report to gain information about the current state of the wharves. We then held a full consultation about options to refurbish, remove, partially remove or replace the wharves between March and April 2017. We received many submissions in the consultation round. A recommendation report was then submitted to Council.
In June 2017 Council decided to fully refurbish Days Bay and Rona Bay Wharves and to fully refurbish and remove 50m from the 110m long outer head of Petone Wharf. This wharf will remain 340m long. Point Howard Wharf will be removed. All work to the wharves is estimated to cost $7.3m.
We plan to recycle the hardwood timber salvaged from the work at Petone and Point Howard as sustainable materials to help refurbish all the wharves.
Currently further research is being carried out on the work programme, work challenges and working options to refurbish the wharves. A programme of action with proposed timing for the work across all the wharves will be ready later in 2017.
How you can find out more
For more information on our planned wharves refurbishment please contact:
T: 04 570 6666