HEB Construction, the main contractor, started work in early 2020, establishing the construction site and getting materials ready.
In preparation for building the wharf we’ve been working with key stakeholders – mana whenua, the fishing community, the Department of Conservation and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council – to ensure we manage and protect the following during construction:
- Pania Reef
- Recreational and commercial fisheries
- Marine mammals
- Cultural values
- Wharf construction noise, land-based and underwater, and traffic effects
- Birds, particularly the kororā or little blue penguin that nest on-port.
Read more about our management plans and the work we are doing to protect the environment throughout the project in our Building Sustainably section.