We use drinking water technology to clean our stormwater – and we’re the first port in the world to do it!
When the rain falls onto the port’s hard sealed surfaces we channel it through mechanical filters before it flows into our waterways.
We also have a rain garden helping remove sediment and slow down stormwater before it flows into the port’s lamella filter plant.
Eastland Port is an Enviroschool sponsor. Over 5000 students from 27 local schools are benefitting from Enviroschool creative ideas helping them think and act sustainably.
From orchards at St Mary’s Catholic School to native plants and wrapper free lunch boxes at Matawai School, the Enviroschools project is teaching children all over the district how to care for the environment.
Eastland Port’s location periodically hosts juvenile rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) which are found throughout coastal waters of southern Australia and New Zealand, including the Chatham Islands.
Known as the southern rock lobster, red rock lobster, or spiny rock lobster, they live on and around natural reefs and will also colonise artificial habitats.
The planned twin berth development may affect the use made of the lobster habitat in the port, all of which is man-made.
With this in mind, we’re working with New Zealand’s most acknowledged rock lobster expert on creating some new prime marine real estate for these visiting creatures. And as part of our building consent conditions with Gisborne District Council we’ll be monitoring their new homes for at least five years.
We look forward to sharing our designs with the public particularly as the new homes will appeal to the same numbers, if not more, rock lobster than ever before.