In June 2018 the Council approved a budget of $10.5 million as part of the Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 to enable consultation, design and consenting to be undertaken on Akaroa Wharf renewal.
In June 2019 we engaged with the community including business owners, residents and wharf users to ask for their ideas and feedback on what they think is important, what works currently and what could be better.
We’ll consider this feedback as part of the process to develop options and designs for a new wharf. This will also involve what happens to the current wharf.
The public will have an opportunity to see and comment on what’s being proposed in early 2020. Once a decision has been reached for the preferred new wharf structure, we’ll have a better idea of timeframes to complete the construction phase of the project.
Heritage, conservation and local Maori cultural considerations will be included throughout the engagement, consultation and decision-making processes. We’ve also engaged with the Akaroa Civic Trust and Ōnuku about their involvement including a cultural narrative.