Green light for wharf and boat ramp at Kōpū marine precinct

Photography by: Ingolfson | Wikipedia


The Thames Coromandel District Council granted consent for a commercial working wharf and recreational boat ramp to build at the Kōpū business and marine precinct

Thames-Coromandel District mayor Sandra Goudie says it will make a real difference the region.

The project is thanks to the government’s Crown Infrastructure Fund, which awarded $8.2 million to build a commercial wharf and pontoon, commercial slipway, and a commercial haulage access area.

It also includes a wider road over the stopbank at the southern end of Quay Street, a new access road (and extension of King Street), as well as the construction of a public recreational boat ramp and parking area.

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"Everybody involved has worked so hard and recognised the opportunity and grasped this with both hands," the mayor says.

"This has been a totally collaborative effort. Top of the list in getting this to happen is the government represented by MBIE who have had a fantastic group of people who have been so good to work with.

"I also want to acknowledge all our partners who continue to help make this project a success—iwi including Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Whanaunga, and Ngāti Tumutumu, Kōpū businesses, Thames Business Association, Waka Kotahi/NZTA and the Department of Conservation."

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