Update On Port Development

15th Aug 2021


A public meeting was held this week to update those interested on the plans for the development of the port.

Stage one is to repair the moles in order to fix the river mouth in one place, narrow the flow and increase current to enable the river to scour silt out to sea. That work will begin in November and take 12 months.


Image: Bevan Conley, Whanganui Chronicle

" ..... The repair will stretch all the way back to Wharf 1, and the new surface will be 1m higher than previously to allow for sea level rise...."

Stage two will entail repairing the South Mole and rebuilding the Tanae Groyne, while Stage 3 will upgrade the South Spit features.

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