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POAL applies for Certificate of Compliance

Ports of Auckland has confirmed that it has applied to the Auckland Council for a Certificate of Compliance for [name of structure]. Alternatively Ports of Auckland has confirmed that it has been granted a Certificate of Compliance by the Auckland Council for [several port structures/name of structure.] 

A Certificate of Compliance preserves POAL’s existing right to demolish buildings and structures within the port, if necessary to ensure the most efficient use of the Port’s footprint.  


“Using our current land more efficiently helps put off the need for further reclamation,” Ports of Auckland Chief Executive Tony Gibson says. 

The Port does not have any plans to demolish any structures at present, it is simply looking to preserve its right to do so if the need arises. 


Ports of Auckland Ltd is New Zealand’s most important port, handling around 894,000 TEU (20ft-equivalent units), more than 1,500 ship calls and 3.5 m tonnes of break-bulk (non-containerised) cargo per annum. It is New Zealand’s leading import port and a key partner to export and import industries, as well as New Zealand’s premier cruise port and vehicle import gateway. Ports of Auckland is 100%-owned by Auckland Council Investments Ltd.   

For further information contact:  

Dee Radhakrishnan 
Communications Executive  
P: 09 348 5247  
M: 027 288 5596  
E: [email protected]  

Anne-Marie Petersen 

Communications Advisor 

P: 09 348 5393 

M: 021 981 747 


After Hours Media Contact Number (5.30 pm – 8.00 am): 09 348 5040