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Port comment on Final Waterfront Plan

Ports of Auckland welcomes the publication of the first edition of the Final Waterfront Plan, which will be presented to the Auckland Plan Committee on Tuesday 5 June. 

In particular, we welcome the recognition given to the port’s place on the central Auckland waterfront and the role it plays in the Auckland economy.  Auckland is fortunate in having room for a both vibrant public waterfront and a working port on its doorstep. 

The Waterfront Plan depicts the port in the shape and size that is currently consented.  Any future development is subject to resource consent and the outcome of the Auckland Council Ports Review. 

As noted in the Auckland Plan, based on current information Auckland will continue to need a major port on the Waitematā Harbour, but The Plan does not endorse any specific port expansion proposal. 


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 ​Anne-Marie Petersen 
Communications Executive ​Communications Advisor 
P: 09 348 5247P: 09 348 5393 
M: 021 288 5596M: 021 981 747  
E: [email protected]E: 


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