The need for a Naval Point-Te Nukutai o Tapoa Development Plan was identified through the Lyttelton Master Plan 2012 and again in the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan 2015, although there have been calls from the community for the site to be developed for many years prior.
After a lot of discussion with key stakeholders and users of the site, two development options were consulted on in July 2019(external link) – with one clearly preferred by the community based on submissions received.
The preferred option (Option 2), which proposed Council acquire a 1.3-hectare piece of land to give the site better configuration for development, has been refined and is the basis for the Naval Point Development Plan [PDF, 2.8 MB].
Who we’ve talked to
Naval Point-Te Nukutai o Tapoa and Magazine Bay is the home to many recreational groups who lease Council land including Naval Point Club Lyttelton, Coastguard Canterbury, Lyttelton Sea Scouts, Canterbury Windsports Association, a number of waka ama groups, rugby and football clubs associated with the Lyttelton recreation grounds as well as a number of formal and informal marine recreational and other community-based organisations.
The site is also significant to Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, mana whenua for the area.
We have spoken to all of the groups and taken into consideration the feedback they have given, as well as the submissions received through public consultation in 2017(external link) and 2019(external link).