Our Master Plan

Napier Port is planning ahead.

As Hawke’s Bay’s economy grows, Napier Port is growing too. Growth is welcome, but it creates challenges that we need to plan for – larger ships, a significant uplift in cargo and the congestion that creates.

We’re reviewing the shape of our master plan, which guides our investment in infrastructure, equipment and capability in the years ahead. The key objectives of the plan are to:

  • Drive supply chain and port efficiency;
  • Facilitate growing cargo volumes;
  • Help our region thrive;
  • Identify and secure important supply channels – road, rail and sea;
  • Enhance and protect our environment through sustainable practices; and
  • Engage all our stakeholders in Napier Port’s future vision.

Your views are helping to shape the Master Plan.

Planning tomorrow’s port is a partnership.

We’re working closely with customers and talking to regulators, local and central government, business and industry groups as well as the community to build a strong understanding of their expectations and the future trade landscape.

At the end of 2018 we also asked the community via an online survey what they wanted us to focus on as we review the Plan. These were the top eight issues you asked to consider:

  • Port security and the safety of people working there;
  • Growing Hawke’s Bay’s economy;
  • Napier Port’s vision for the future;
  • Protecting port access / supply chains (sea channels);
  • Protecting our environment and minimising Napier Port’s impacts;
  • Growing cargo volumes;
  • Protecting port access / supply chains (rail corridors); and
  • Protecting port access / supply chains (road corridors).

Further opportunities to have your say

There’s two more stages during the project where we will be consulting with the community:

  • Now-July 2019: Master Planning Options: We’re working on the draft options, which will be available for public feedback in the first half of this year.
  • July-Dec 2019: Final Plan Consultation – Tell us what you think of the final plan.

This is an exciting time for Napier Port, the community of Hawke’s Bay; and for the wider region served by the port.

We want to hear from you

You can get in touch with us at any time about the Master Plan via the online form below.




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