Health and Safety is a top priority and we are all focused on making sure everyone goes home safe. We all take responsibility for identifying and reporting any risk and suggesting continuous improvement in our operations. Our maintenance processes are robust and all machinery is regularly checked.
We have a partnership with Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust for the ecological enhancement of 17 hectares of LPC land above Lyttelton. We are working with the Trust, local communities and schools to enhance native biodiversity and build recreational tracks, so that we can add to the wonderful areas everyone can enjoy in the Port Hills.
We care for the environment in which we operate so that future generations can enjoy it. We have joined forces with three other organisations who are committed to improving our environment – Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council – to create an action plan for managing and restoring the cultural and ecological health of Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour.
Between June 2014 and November 2015, the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan (LPRP) was developed and the community was engaged in extensive consultation. Feedback was robust and overwhelmingly positive about most of what was proposed. Developments are now starting in consultation with the community.
The Port Liaison Committee meets quarterly to discuss community issues. It will become increasingly important as the Port continues to grow. The Committee includes representatives from the local community, LPC, Port stevedores, the Lyttelton Primary School, Environment Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council.
LPC strongly values our relationship with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke. We meet monthly through the Manawhenua Advisory Group. This provides us with the opportunity to ensure manawhenua values, rights and interests are considered in our operations and development.