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Port of Napier Limited

Port of Napier from Bluff Hill lookout

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has received the following applications for resource consents under the Resource Management Act 1991. The applications are publicly notified in accordance with section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991.


Port of Napier Limited

Details of the proposed activities:

• To construct a new wharf (Wharf 6) and undertake associated activities;

• To undertake Stage 1 capital dredging beneath the proposed new wharf, in the inner port area, swinging basin and part of the Deep Water Channel;

• To undertake Stages 2 to 5 capital dredging within the inner port area, swinging basin, in and near the existing three channels and to form a new channel;

• To undertake maintenance dredging within the areas for which capital dredging permits are sought (Stages 1 to 5);

• To dispose of dredged material from capital and maintenance dredging within an offshore area shown in the application; and

• To occupy the common marine and coastal area for existing Port activities (replacing the existing coastal permits held by Napier Port to occupy an area for port purposes), the proposed new wharf, the adjacent berth pocket including the areas on both sides of the dolphins, and the new swinging basin, as shown in the plan attached to the application.


Independent commissioners decision on Port consents


Port of Napier, Breakwater Road, Napier & various locations within the Coastal Marine Area (CMA). The location is fully-described by the application for resource consent.

Application Numbers: 

CL180008C, CL180009E, CL180010E, CL180011E, CD180012W, CL180013O. 

Full details of the application may be viewed below or at HBRC Offices, 159 Dalton Street, Napier

If you have any queries about the application or how to lodge a submission, contact Reece O’Leary, Principal Consents Planner at HBRC on (06) 833 8071 or email

General Information – Port of Napier Hearing Agenda Port of Napier Updated Monday 20 August
Direction of Hearing Commissioner Commissioner Hearing Panel Extension of Timeframes
Section 42 RMA Matters
Direction of Hearing Commissioner - Port of Napier No.3
Council – Hearing Report and Evidence 

Council Section 42A Report and Appendices

Pre-hearing number 1 Report
Pre-hearing number 2 Report

Applicant – Hearing Evidence 

Michel de Vos 1
Michel de Vos 2
Michel de Vos 3
Michel de Vos 4
Statement of Evidence Ben Williams
Statement of Evidence Chris Adamantidis
Statement of Evidence Craig Fitzgerald
Statement of Evidence David Wanty
Statement of Evidence Deanna Clement
Statement of Evidence Laurie O'Reilly
Statement of Evidence Martin Single
Statement of Evidence Michel de Vos
Statement of Evidence Rachel de Lambert
Statement of Evidence Rachel McClellan
Statement of Evidence Ross Sneddon
Statement of Evidence Sean Bevin
Statement of Evidence Sylvia Allan
Statement of Evidence Todd Dawson
Todd Dawson attachment

Submitter – Hearing Evidence and Information

Additional information Submission 37
Additional Information Submission 13 Document 1
Additional Information Submission 13 Document 2
Additional Information Submission 13 Title Page
Additional Information Submission 34 Document 1
Additional Information Submission 34 Document 2
Additional Information Submission 34 Document 3
Statement of Evidence Janeen Anne Kydd-Smith (to support Napier City Council Submission)
Statement of Evidence of Peter Cowell (to support Napier City Council Submission)

Joint Witness Statement (Coastal Experts)

Joint Statement Prepared by Coastal Experts
Joint Statement Question 2C  Response


Application - Supporting Documents:

Public Notice
s92 HBRC Further Information Request
s92 Port of Napier Response for Further Information
Napier Port Consent Application HBRC Further Questions
HBRC Peer review Comments with attachments

Volume 1   Subject/Report Title Author/Date
  Applications and AEE

Proposed Wharf and Dredging Project Resource Consent Applications and Description and Assessment of Effects on the Environment.

Napier Port, Allan Planning and
Research and Stantec NZ
November 2017

Volume 2 Reference Subject/Report Title Author/Date
Plan Set 1 3124410SE-110 General Arrangement Plan Beca, July 2017
  3124410SE-111 General Arrangement Plan and Elevation Sheet 1 Beca, July 2017
  3124410SE-112 General Arrangement Plan and Elevation Sheet 2 Beca, July 2017
  3124410SE-113 General Arrangement Plan and Elevation Sheet 3 Beca, July 2017
  3124410SE-123 Pile Details Sheet 1 Beca, July 2017 
  3124410SE-124 Pile Details Sheet 2 Beca, July 2017 
  3124410SE-702 Mooring Dolphin Pile Details Sheet 1 Beca, July 2017
  3124410SE-703 Mooring Dolphin Typical Sections  Beca, July 2017 
Plan Set 2 5341-SHT411-RevD Wharf 6 Proposed Dredging Stage 1 Napier Port, May 2017
  5341-SHT412-RevD Wharf 6 Proposed Dredging Stage 2 to 5 Napier Port, May 2017
  5341-SHT412-RevD3 Wharf 6 Proposed Dredging Stage 2 to 5 (with Points Table HB2000 & NZMG) Napier Port, May 2017
  5341-SHT415-RevD Offshore Disposal Area Napier Port, May 2017
    Occupancy – existing  Stantec, November 2017
    Occupancy – proposed Stantec, November 2017
Plan Set 3   Napier Port – RCEP Dredge Areas, Coastal Hazard and Pania Reef SCA Napier Port, May 2017
    Napier Port – RCEP Overview Napier Port, May 2017


Volume 3 Appendix Ref Subject/Report Title   Author/Date
   A Napier Port 6 Wharf – Preliminary Design Report Beca, July 2016
   B  6 Wharf Development – Geotechnical Factual Report Beca, October 2016
   C 6 Wharf Development: 3D Geological Model and Dredge Volumes Beca, May 2017 
   D  Napier Port Proposed Wharf and Dredging Project – Coastal Process Studies  Advisian, June 2017
   E Napier Port Proposed Wharf and Dredging Project – Dredge Plume Modelling  Advisian, June 2017 
   F  Napier Port Proposed Wharf and Dredging Project – Post-Disposal Fate of Dredged Sediments Advisian, May 2017 
   G Port of Napier proposed Wharf and Dredging Project: Physical Coastal Environment  Shore Processes and Management Ltd, May 201 
   H Assessment of Effects on Benthic Ecology and Fisheries Resources from Proposal Dredging and Spoil Disposal, Napier Port (Report No. 2895)  Cawthron, November 2017 
   I Assessment of Effects on Marine Mammals from Proposed Dredging and Spoil Disposal for the Port of Napier (Report No. 2907) Cawthron, August 2017
   J Port of Napier – Wharf No. 6 Assessment of Construction Noise Effects  Marshall Day Acoustics, April 2017
   K Port of Napier – Wharf No. 6 Future Port Noise Maps (2026) Marshall Day Acoustics, September 2017
   L Potential Effects on Birds of a Proposed New Wharf and Dredging Project at the Port of Napier  Wildlands, June 2017
   M Traffic Impact Assessment Wanty Traffic Consultants/
Stantec, May 201
   N Proposed Wharf and Dredging Project – Landscape and Visual Assessment  Boffa Miskell, July 2017
   O Hawke’s Bay Economic Impacts of Port of Napier Operation Economic Solutions Ltd, May 2017
   P Proposed Wharf and Dredging Project – Consultation Report Napier Port, November 2017
   Q Proposed Wharf and Dredging Project – Cultural Impact Assessment Laurie O'Reilly (Ngati Pārau), November 2017
   R Draft Water Quality Management Plan  Napier Port (November 2017)

12 December 2018

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