More than 30 Lyttelton locals and some berth holders from the inner harbor pile moorings visited Lyttelton Port of Christchurch’s information cabin Port Talk, located on Lyttelton’s main street, last week to find out more about the latest port’s development projects.
Recently, LPC announced that it will build a new marina called Te Ana, at the sheltered site of the inner harbor pile moorings in Lyttelton Harbor – the first stage of a wider regeneration plan to improve public access and amenities in the area.
The new marina will be Canterbury’s only walk-on floating marina and building will commence in the first half of 2017.
In a busy time for the port, this month Environment Canterbury publicly notified LPC’s resource consent application to extend the existing shipping channel in Lyttelton Harbor/Whakaraupo.
The Chief Executive, Peter Davie, said: “We requested that our resource consent application be publicly notified to allow any person to lodge a submission with Environment Canterbury.”
To date LPC has invested more than $3 million engaging a range of expert scientists to investigate the effects the proposed dredging and ongoing maintenance might have. This includes specialists in marine ecology, sea birds and marine mammals, sediment, wave and tidal modelling, and water quality monitoring.
Mr. Davie said that the proposed dredging project represents an investment of up to $120 million by LPC in the future viability of the port, its ability to continue to attract major international shipping lines and accommodate larger cargo ships.