A well-resourced 24-hour port is an essential part of Gisborne’s thriving economy and with the right balance of investment and support the port and its associated industries can make further significant contributions to the local economy.
Provided that any risks are responsibly managed we believe the only reasonable answer for ensuring the port remains a vital piece of infrastructure for this region is moderate expansion. Our proposal shows what we think is the smallest port we can build to meet future log and export demand.
We’ve broken the twin berth development into three resource consent applications to Gisborne District Council.
Extending wharf 8. Within our port we don’t have enough straight wharf frontage to berth two 200m vessels at once. We need to extend wharf 8 by about 80 metres to get both ships in safely.
During the development the project will ramp up at different times with opportunities for a variety of local and specialised service providers.