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A 30-YEAR PLAN
TO FUTURE-PROOF
OUR PORT

LPC FACES A HUGE FORECASTED INCREASE IN FREIGHT AND BIGGER SHIPS ARRIVING OVER COMING DECADES. TO ENSURE OUR PORT WILL BE FIT FOR THE FUTURE, WE HAVE A 30-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT WILL SEE US DELIVER WORLD-CLASS SERVICE AND SUPPORT OUR REGION’S GROWTH. 

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PORT TO THE EAST

The overarching plan is to move the Port towards the east. We will expand the Container Terminal onto 34 hectares of land to be reclaimed in Te Awaparahi Bay. We will also deepen the harbour for larger vessel access, develop our facilities and streamline the way we operate.

Current projects include a new, larger berth for oil vessels (which deliver the fuel that keeps our city running), and inner-harbour jetty and Container Terminal developments. Take a look at these and more on our Developments page.

TE ANA MARINA AND LANDSIDE

The community is deeply involved in some of the plan’s key projects. To the west, the redevelopment of the Te Ana Marina and adjacent landside in Dampier Bay is close to locals’ hearts.

LPC has used the name Dampier Bay when referring to the existing inner harbour pile moorings and landside area. Working closely with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Rūnanga, we had the opportunity to rename the area to reflect iwi cultural values. The area is to be formally renamed Te Ana, reflecting the significance of Te Ana o Huikai, a cultural site closely associated with Dampier Bay. Te Ana o Huikai was traditionally known as a sheltered rest area for safe anchorage, with bountiful fish and shell fisheries.

Te Ana offers a true step up for mooring options in Christchurch. On completion it will feature up to 200 floating berths for vessels with length of 10 metres or more, modern amenities and walk on access. The associated landside will also be rejuvenated for everyone to enjoy.

Construction of the marina is due to be completed in 2018. For more information visit the Te Ana website.

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PROPOSED SHIPPING CHANNEL DEEPENING

We are aware how deeply people care about Lyttelton Harbour. We are engaged with the community to get feedback on our proposed shipping channel deepening project.

Environment Canterbury is processing Lyttelton Port of Christchurch’s (LPC) resource consent application to extend the existing shipping channel in Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupo. LPC has requested that our resource consent application be publicly notified to allow any person to lodge a submission. Environment Canterbury has publicly notify LPC’s application and will then call for submissions from the general public on the project.

As trade grows, so does the size of the cargo vessels. That means our Port must be able to accommodate bigger ships that can carry more cargo. To do that we need a deeper shipping channel to give them access, so the Port continues to attract major international shipping lines. We need to be ready for the forecast 50% increase in exports and imports in the next nine years that will make Canterbury stronger, provide more jobs and make Christchurch an even better place to live.

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In these videos we explain how we can enlarge the channel while protecting the health of the harbour and marine life.

Channel Deepening Project - Part 1
Channel Deepening Project - Part 2
Channel Deepening Project - Part 3