What is Harbourwatch?

Looking out for our harbour

Whakaraupƍ/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.

Major Projects

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 / Fri 14 Dec

The piling went very well yesterday with 8 piles driven, all with the quieter vibro method. The same piling will occur tomorrow - look out for the tall piles being stood in the piling gate sometime in the morning.

DOC certified marine mammal observers are on site, and are monitoring the piling works in accordance with the Marine Mammal Management Plan.

Harbour happenings

Blog updates

Marine piling for cruise berth about to begin

With marine piling on the cruise berth project starting soon, we have finalised our Marine Mammal...

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