We are proposing to make some improvements to Naval Point and we’d like to receive your feedback.
Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 27th June 2019 - 28th July 2019
Work is currently being carried out to create the draft plan, which will be presented to the community at open information sessions once complete. The draft plan will go to the Te Pātataka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board for approval, with the public able to make deputations to the board.
The plan also requires Council approval on aspects such as the Magazine Bay Marina and the acquisition of land.
Consultation has now closed
Consultation on the Naval Point development options has now closed. People were able to provide feedback from 27 June to 28 July 2019. During this time we heard from 307 individuals and groups. The table of consultation feedback [PDF, 639 KB] is now available.
A summary of the most common feedback [PDF, 509 KB] themes arising.
The Council is proposing to make some improvements to Naval Point. We’d like your feedback on options proposed that will help make Naval Point a water-focused public space with access to Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour, that everyone can enjoy, while also improving existing onsite recreational assets.
Naval Point is an important marine and recreational asset for Lyttelton and the region and includes one of the few all tide water access points for Christchurch. The area is also one of the only flat recreation areas in and around Whakaraupō/Lyttelton and acts as a natural draw for the public.
Minimal work has been carried out to the wider Naval Point area in recent years, but it has been identified as one the Council wishes to improve and develop. Funding was made available through the 2018 – 2028 Long Term Plan for a Naval Point Development Plan.
We are proposing two options for the site, which have been developed following discussions with key stakeholders and site research carried out over the last four years.
Once we have a preferred option we will then be able to start more detailed planning and costings for the development of Naval Point, which will go out for further public consultation in 2020.
We want to make Naval Point a water-focused public space providing access to Whakaraupo/Lyttelton Harbour for everyone to enjoy, while also improving existing onsite recreational assets.
Benefits of developing the area will include:
- Naval Point becoming an improved regional recreation facility;
- safer boating facilities and improved access to Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour;
- a new home for the Coastguard and Naval Point Club;
- improvements to recreation and sporting facilities located at the Lyttelton Recreation Ground;
- improvement of public access (pedestrian, cycle and vehicle) to and throughout Naval Point; and
- recognition of its cultural significance.
Background and acknowledgements
The need for a Naval Point Development Plan was first identified through the Lyttelton Master Plan 2012 and again in the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan 2015.
Community consultation was carried out in 2017 and 2018 through drop-in sessions, site surveys, previous Have Your Say consultation and discussions with user groups. A series of background reports have also been carried out on Naval Point in recent years, assessing the area for things such as cultural values, risks, archaeological significance and how it fits into the greater plan for sport in Greater Christchurch.
The two options being proposed in this consultation have been developed based on the previous background work carried out, as well as more recent work with: Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, mana whenua for the area; users of the site; and other key stakeholders. These stakeholders include sports clubs, Naval Point Club, the Harbourmaster, the Lyttelton Port Company and the Coast Guard.
We thank all those who have helped inform the options and look forward to receiving feedback from these groups, and the wider community, as we start the exciting development of Naval Point.
Both options will improve boating and general public safety at Naval Point and make it more accessible to the wider community.
Option Two proposes Council acquiring a 1.2 hectare piece of land, which would give the site better configuration for development.
Common elements in both options include:
- a reorganised waterfront area, with the aim of improving access to the water for a range of marine uses and making it safer for boating by increasing protection for the launch and retrieval of vessels in most weather conditions;
- an upgrade of parking areas and removal of fencing to create a more open and accessible site to the public;
- the removal of the full Magazine Bay Marina, with one finger of the jetty retained for public use. This would allow for short-term, temporary (day) berthing for up to 12 smaller vessels, and could be used for fishing or diving off for recreational swimmers;
- the combining of Naval Point Club and the Coastguard building into a new and relocated facility that more fully meets the needs of both organisations;
- the addition of a ramp for use by the coastguard which will improve emergency response times;
- the retention of the Naval Point Club ramp and tie off structure in its existing location for continued use by club members;
- the expansion of the public ramp to four lanes, with separation between the lanes and a tie off structure built to handle increased capacity and make it easier to launch and retrieve vessels;
- the addition of a public hand launching ramp for hand launch craft such as waka, stand up paddle boards and small sailing boats;
- the provision of an additional rigging area adjacent to the hand launch and public ramp to support marine activities such as learn to sail, waka launching and kayaking;
- the retention of windsurfing ramps and access in their current location;
- storage areas for all clubs are shown temporarily to the west side of the site, with final configuration and lease arrangements to be determined following preferred option development;
- the relocation of public toilets, although the location is indicative only in these options and additional facilities may be required;
- allocation of space for the future development of a multi-sport court area;
- the addition of indicative activity zones for future youth and active play areas, with activities to be determined through future consultation and ongoing discussion with Lyttelton youth groups; and
- the removal of the current haul-out area at the site, with a new more suitable location to be identified.
Have your say
This consultation on Naval Point development options 1 & 2 is the first of two rounds of consultation that are being done to inform the Naval Point Development Plan. Your feedback from this first round of consultation is important as it will help us to create the Draft Naval Point Development Plan, where the public will again have the opportunity to comment on the proposal through a second round of consultation. The Draft Naval Point Development Plan may be a combination of elements from both options 1 &2 so please let us know, in your submission, what elements you like most and least from both options.
It is hoped the Draft Naval Point Development Plan, which will go into much more detail than these option plans, will be ready for public consultation mid 2020.
Naval Point Development Plan Presentation
Tuesday 2 July 7:00pm
Trinity Hall in the Lyttelton Recreation Centre, Lyttelton
Come and talk to us about these proposed options at the Port Talk Office, London Street, Lyttelton
Wednesday 10 July, 1 - 7pm
Thursday 11 July, 1 - 4pm
Saturday 13 July, 9am – 1pm
Ongoing updates will be posted on the Naval Point page