Whangarei Harbour Marina Management Trust

Submissions are open until Wednesday, 3 October 2018 on a jointly notified resource consent application by Whangarei Harbour Marina Management Trust.


Whangarei Harbour Marina Management Trust


Within the Hātea River, adjacent to confluence of Hātea River and Limeburners Creek, Whangārei. Road access is from Port Road, Whangārei.

Activity description

To establish and operate a maximum 130 berth marina development in the Hātea River located adjacent to Port Road between Te Matau ā Pohe bridge and Limeburners Creek.

The marina development includes a 4550 square metre reclamation to accommodate a marina building (containing office and ablutions), parking area, and public access; Marina structures and associated utilities; Exclusive occupation of the coastal marine area; Hard protection structures including rock retaining walls along the eastern side of the marina basin and adjacent to existing boatshed to the south and a rock armoured batter slope along the northern edge adjacent to bridge; Capital and maintenance dredging to provide for the construction and maintenance of the proposed marina basin and batter slopes; and Mangrove removal from within the footprint of the reclamation and the marina basin.

The application also seeks consents for the following activities: Incidental discharges associated with dredging, dredge spoil disposal and other activities that disturb the foreshore and seabed; Diversion and discharge of storm water and decant water from the reclamation during its construction and ongoing operation; Land-based disposal of dredge spoil on the Bell Block adjacent to Kissing Point Marina; and discharge of contaminants (leachate) to land from the deposition of dredge spoil.

The proposal provides for a formed public access along the eastern edge of the reclamation as a link with the existing Hātea Loop walkway.

Consents required from Northland Regional Council

APP.039825.01.01 – Reclaim 4550m2 of the coastal marine area.

APP.039825.02.01 – Place, use and occupy space in the coastal marine area with a marina development (including piers, finger piers, piles and associated vessel berths; access ramps; Utility services including electricity and water on the marina structures and a sewage pump-out facility).

APP.039825.03.01 – Occupy part of the coastal marine area to the exclusion of others.

APP.039825.04.01 – Place use and occupy space in the coastal marine area and on land with hard protection structures.

APP.039825.05.01 – Capital dredging in the coastal marine area to establish a marina basin.

APP.039825.06.01 – Deposit dredge spoil in the coastal marine area to form a reclamation.

APP.039825.07.01 – Maintenance dredging of a marina basin.

APP.039825.801 – Remove mangroves from the coastal marine area

APP.039825.09.01 – Incidental discharges to the Hātea River associated with disturbance of the seabed due to dredging, mangrove removal and the transport and transfer of dredged spoil.

APP.039825.10.01 – Divert and discharge stormwater, and dredge spoil decant water, from a reclamation.

APP.039825.11.01 – Deposit dredged spoil to land at an existing dredging disposal site known as “the Bell Block”.

APP.039825.12.01 – Discharge contaminants (leachate) to land from deposition of dredge spoil.

Consents required from Whangarei District Council

LU1800032 – Land Use Consent for Marina activities on the proposed reclamation.

Application reference numbers

Northland Regional Council - APP.039825.01.01
Whangarei District Council - LU1800032

Application documents

The joint application includes an assessment of environmental effects and supporting technical documents. The application may be inspected at the Northland Regional Council and Whangarei District Council offices at Whangārei. The application may also be viewed on the Whangarei District Council's website: www.wdc.govt.nz

Any person may make a written submission on this joint application. The submission must be in the prescribed form (Form 13). Copies of this form are available from any of the Northland Regional and Whangarei District Council offices. Please ensure that your submission is signed and dated (a signature is not required if you make your submission by email). If you are a trade competitor, then your submission must not relate to trade competition.

If you wish to make a submission on the above application, you must do so by serving it on the Northland Regional Council and/or the Whangarei District Council on or before Wednesday, 3 October 2018. Service of a submission can be made by either:

  • mailing it to the Northland Regional Council at Private Bag 9021 or the Whangarei District Council at Private Bag 9023;
  • handing your submission in at a Council office; or
  • e-mailing it to Northland Regional Council at info@nrc.govt.nz or Whangarei District Council at mailroom@wdc.govt.nz 

If you have any questions about the application, please contact the processing planner Alister Hartstone, Set Consulting Limited, via email at alister@setconsulting.co.nz.

You must serve a copy of your submission on Mr Brett Hood (Applicant’s agent) at either Reyburn and Bryant Limited, P.O. Box 191, Whangārei 0140 or brett@reyburnandbryant.co.nz as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on the Northland Regional Council and/or Whangarei District Council.

Stuart Savill 
Consents Manager 
Northland Regional Council

Murray McDonald
Manager RMA Consents
Whangarei District Council

5 September 2018