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Our Port - Have your Say

Where we are in the process

Our formal consultation begins on 15 October. We'll update this graphic as we move through the process.
We are currently at Stage 3: Consultation open

Consultation process 3

About the proposal

Napier Port is a vital piece of infrastructure which enables our economy. We have a small yet dynamic and hard-working, community-owned Port, which we all value.

The challenge we now face is how to best fund our Port’s growth. The Port needs between $320 - $350 million of investment over the next decade to enable it to grow to keep pace with demand. A new wharf is the first step in this investment programme and will cost approximately $142 million. Construction of the new wharf will need to begin in 2020 to be ready to use in 2022.

We want your feedback on the best way to fund this growth and spread investment risk for ratepayers.

Find out more about the business case for growth and the four options - including our preferred option - in our consultation document.

Consultation Document: Our Port - Have Your Say

Port Congestion: video

Busy Port time lapse: video

Comments from HBRC Chair: Rex Graham video

Comments from HBRC Chief Executive: James Palmer video

Have your Say - How?

Feedback must be provided to the Regional Council no later than 4pm on 15 November 2018.

Complete the online submission form below - this is the quickest and easiest way to give us your feedback.

Online Submission Form

Social Media
Comments made through the following channels will be provided to Councillors as written feedback.

HBRC Facebook Page

Via Text 027 445 8290


Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Private Bag 6006
Napier 4142


If you make a submission you have the option to speak at a Regional Council hearing.  This is an opportunity for anyone interested in the proposal to present their views to the Councillors directly. Please let us know in your submission if you want to speak  (including using New Zealand sign language) and we will contact you to arrange a time for you to present.  Our hearings will be held 4-5 December 2018.

How to find out more

Drop-in Sessions

Come and talk to us at one of our drop-in sessions. This is your chance to speak to staff and Councillors.

Waipukurau – Thursday 25 October, 3-6pm - Civic Theatre Snug, 14 Northumberland Street

Napier – Monday 29 October, 3-6pm - Regional Council Chamber, 159 Dalton Street

Hastings – Tuesday 30 October, 3-6pm - The Lounge, Hastings Baptist Church, cnr Karamu Road South and Lyndon Road

Havelock North – Thursday 1 November, 3-6pm - The Lantern Gallery, Havelock North Function Centre, 30 Te Mata Road

Flaxmere – Tuesday 6 November, 3-6pm - Flaxmere Community Centre, 30 Swansea Road

Wairoa – Thursday 8 November, 3-6pm - Presbyterian Church Lounge, 98 Queen Street

Supporting Information

The following documents were adopted by the Regional Council as supporting information for the consultation document Our Port - Have your Say:

Napier Port Summary Review of Capital Structure Options, PWC
Wharf 6 Development Justification, Napier Port
Long Term Plan 2018-28 Proposed Amendment, HBRC

Other information

Letter of Support from Napier Port to HBRC
Information on the resource consent application for the proposed new Wharf 6 from HBRC's website and Napier Port website
All documentation relating to the Capital Structure Review
2018–28 Long Term Plan

15 October 2018

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