Northport Limited - Port Expansion project at Marsden Point

  • Council RefsWDC Ref LU2200107 and NRC Ref APP.040976.01.01
  • ProposalThe proposal seeks to enable the expansion of Northport’s existing facilities to increase freight storage and handling capacity, and support Northport’s transition into a high-density container terminal.
  • CategoryLand Use
  • Applicant nameNorthport Ltd
  • StatusClosed for Submissions

Northport, Ralph Trimmer Drive, Marsden Point, Whangārei 0171  View Map

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Whangarei District Council (WDC) and Northland Regional Council (NRC) have jointly received an application from Northport Limited for the Port Expansion project at Marsden Point. 

Description of activity

The proposal seeks to enable the expansion of Northport’s existing facilities to increase freight storage and handling capacity, and support Northport’s transition into a high-density container terminal.

WDC Ref:  LU2200107

The application made to Whangarei District Council is to:

  1. Apply the Port Zone permitted activity standards for Building and Major Structure Height to, and enable port operations within, the proposed reclamation area.
  2. To apply the Port Noise Standards (NZS 6809:1999) rather than the District Plan Noise standards to port operations on the proposed reclamation area, and across the existing Port.
  3. Undertake earthworks and vegetation clearance in the Coastal Area and erection of public toilets within the coastal setback.
  4. Change / cancel noise and landscape conditions on existing resource consents for consistency with the proposed activity. 

NRC Ref:  APP.040976.01.01

The application to Northland Regional Council is for:

  1. Approximately 11.7 hectares of reclamation and associated coastal structures for a 250 metre wharf extension.
  2. 1.72 million cubic metres of capital dredging and associated disposal and ongoing maintenance dredging.
  3. Riparian earthworks and associated stormwater diversions and discharges
  4. Operational stormwater discharges from use of the reclamation area.
  5. Creation of an inter-tidal high tide bird roost.
  6. Ancillary coastal structures to the reclamation area for tug berths and a public pontoon.


Submissions closed on Thursday 15 December 2022.  

This joint public notification of applications for resource consent is given pursuant to Section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991. 

2 November 2022

Cover page and table of contents(PDF, 671KB)

Introduction(PDF, 409KB)

Evaluation of alternatives(PDF, 93KB)

Project description(PDF, 2MB)

Existing environment(PDF, 4MB)

Assessment of effects(PDF, 1MB)

Statutory planning assessment(PDF, 604KB)

Engagement with mana whenua(PDF, 206KB)

Public consultation(PDF, 142KB)

Appendix 1: Fourth Schedule checklist(PDF, 404KB)

Appendix 2: Issues and Options report [Northport](PDF, 7MB)

Appendix 3: Design Drawings [WSP](PDF, 6MB)

Appendix 4: Noise Assessment [Marshall Day Acoustics](PDF, 8MB)

Appendix 5: Draft Management Plans(PDF, 4MB)

Appendix 6: Pocket Park Concept Plan [Boffa Miskell](PDF, 6MB)

Appendix 7: Certificates of Title(PDF, 2MB)

Appendix 8: Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 correspondence(PDF, 303KB)

Appendix 9: Hydrodynamic, Morphodynamic, and Dredge Plume modelling reports [Met Ocean](PDF, 13MB)

Appendix 10: Coastal Processes Assessment [Tonkin and Taylor](PDF, 7MB)

Appendix 11: Assessment of Marine Ecological Effects [Coast and Catchment](PDF, 11MB)

Appendix 12: Peer review of Assessment of Ecological Effects [Cawthron Institute](PDF, 1MB)

Appendix 13: Coastal Avifauna Assessment [Boffa Miskell](PDF, 13MB)

Appendix 14: Potential Effects on Marine Mammals [Cawthron Institute](PDF, 5MB)

Revised Appendix 15: Assessment of Landscape, Natural Character, and Amenity Effects [Brown NZ Ltd](PDF, 9MB)

Appendix 16: Archaeological Assessment [Clough and Associates](PDF, 3MB)

Appendix 17: Northland Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan(PDF, 9MB)

Appendix 18: Design Report [WSP](PDF, 5MB)

Appendix 19: Recreation Effects Assessment [Rob Greenaway and Associates](PDF, 9MB)

Appendix 20: Stormwater Assessment [Hawthorn Geddes](PDF, 8MB)

Appendix 21: Air Quality Effects Assessment [Pattle Delamore Partners](PDF, 12MB)

Appendix 22: Economic Assessment [Market Economics](PDF, 1MB)

Appendix 23: Refining NZ Crude Shipping Project (AUT.037197) resource consent(PDF, 12MB)

Appendix 24: Cultural Effects and Values Assessments [Patuharakeke](PDF, 9MB)

Appendix 25: Assessment of Underwater Noise Effects [Styles Group](PDF, 8MB)

Appendix 26: Navigation Safety Report [Northport](PDF, 1MB)

Appendix 27: Traffic Impact Assessment [WSP](PDF, 6MB)

Appendix 28: Planning Policy Analysis(PDF, 1MB)

Appendix 29: Marine Ecology Fieldwork and Stormwater Monitoring Reports [4Sight](PDF, 12MB)

Site map - Northport(PDF, 759KB)