Northport Limited - Port Expansion project at Marsden Point (Joint notification)

The reconvened Hearing is scheduled for 9am, Thursday 23 May 2024.
Meeting ID: 454 706 157 156
Passcode: EzVBYX

Submissions closed Thursday, 15 December 2022.

Northland Regional Council (NRC) and Whangārei District Council (WDC)  jointly received an application from Northport Limited for the Port Expansion project at Marsden Point.


Northport Limited

Application numbers:

The NRC reference number for this application is APP.005055.38.01

The WDC reference number for this application is LU 2200107


Ralph Trimmer Drive, Marsden Point, Whangārei.

Activity Description

The proposal seeks to enable the expansion of Northport’s existing facilities to increase freight storage and handling capacity, and support Northport’s transition into a high-density container terminal.

The application to the NRC is for:

  1. Approximately 11.7 hectares of reclamation and associated coastal structures for a 250 metre wharf extension.
  2. 1.72 million cubic metres of capital dredging and associated disposal and ongoing maintenance dredging.
  3. Riparian earthworks and associated stormwater diversions and discharges.
  4. Operational stormwater discharges from use of the reclamation area.
  5. Creation of an intertidal high tide bird roost.
  6. Ancillary coastal structures to the reclamation area for tug berths and a public pontoon.

The application made to the WDC is to:

  1. Apply the Port Zone permitted activity standards for Building and Major Structure Height to, and enable port operations within, the proposed reclamation area.
  2. Apply the Port Noise Standards (NZS 6809:1999) rather than the District Plan Noise standards to port operations on the proposed reclamation area, and across the existing Port.
  3. Undertake earthworks and vegetation clearance in the Coastal Area and erection of public toilets within the coastal setback.
  4. Change/cancel noise and landscape conditions on existing resource consents for consistency with the proposed activity.

A hard copy of the application documents may be viewed at:

  • Whangārei District Council’s Ruakākā Service Centre, Takutai Place, Ruakākā; and
  • The Whangārei Public Library, Rust Avenue, Whangārei.

An electronic copy of the application may be viewed below or:

Application documents

Public notice

Executive Summary Document:

NRC Application Documents:

Additional Information provided post-lodgement

s92 Requests and Responses

Some of these documents are a large file size. If you would like to request smaller or individual files, contact: [email protected]

Request for Information - s92

Response to Request for Information - s92

Response to s92 Clarification letter

Hearing Panel Directions

Expert Conferencing Directions

s42A Staff Report

s42A Staff Report Addendum - 16 November 2023

Published: 28 Aug 2023

Hearing documents

Tabled documents

Applicant's closing submissions

Applicant's revised proposed conditions