What is Harbourwatch?

Looking out for our harbour

Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour is a treasured place, home to people and communities, natural habitats and taonga species. LPC is committed to protecting our harbour during the Port’s recovery. Environmental monitoring is an essential part of this. LPC created, and will maintain, Harbourwatch as a place to bring all our monitoring into one place so that harbour residents can easily access the information we gather.

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Cruise Berth piling complete

Lyttelton Port is one step closer to welcoming the world’s largest cruise ships to Canterbu...

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Cruise Berth piling to be completed in March 2020

Piling work for New Zealand’s first purpose-built cruise berth is now on the home stretch, ...

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Major Projects

Maintenance Dredging

To ensure the main navigation channel and the areas ships berth and manoeuvre, LPC undertakes an annual programme of maintenance dredging. This dredging removes the naturally accumulating sediment within the channel. Dredging is primarily undertaken by a trailer suction hopper dredge, although a excavator on a barge can be used for close in work by the wharves.

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The South Island's growing economy means Lyttelton Port will need more land to handle increasing volumes of export and import trade. The key to greater freight capacity is a new container terminal at Te Awaparahi Bay.

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Channel Deepening

Dredging commenced on the 29th of August to increase the depth, length and width of the shipping channel to provide access for larger vessels.

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Cruise Berth

A new cruise berth is being built to allow the return of major cruise ships to our harbour.

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Piling update / Mon 03 Feb

A few piles will be driven today. These are on land, not marine piles. The piling will start first thing.


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