Kaikōura Marine Development Project

Provincial Growth Funding


In 2018 Kaikōura District Council was awarded $200,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to investigate the suitability of three concepts for funding including the development of Wakatu Quay and South Bay Harbour.

Input was sought from locals, experts and government. Based on these investigations Council successfully applied to PGF for $10.88M – up to $9.88M to develop Wakatu Quay and up to $1M to study how South Bay Harbour and its surrounds could be developed.

PGF funds for the Kaikōura Marine Development Project are to

- enhance economic development opportunities
- create sustainable jobs
- boost social inclusion and participation
- build resilient communities

Kaikōura Marine Development Project


The Kaikōura Marine Development Governance Group was put in place to oversee and manage the project in line with requirements from the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) who administer the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). 

Members of the group are Chair Danny Smith, Mayor Craig Mackle, Councillor Neil Pablecheque, Warren Gillberson; MBIE, Ata Kahu; Chair Te Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura, Darren Kerri Keepa, Neroli Gold, Lynette Buurman, Joe Van Rooyen and Gerald Nolan. 

The Project Lead is Chris Sturgeon and the Project Manager is Wendy Walker.

For more information on the project contact kmdp@kaikoura.govt.nz

 

Wakatu Quay Development


The development of Wakatu Quay will celebrate the strong cultural history and unique identity of this site while providing innovative opportunities for economic growth, sustainable employment and expansion and community gathering spaces.

Leading New Zealand architectural practice Warren and Mahoney has been appointed the designers of the Kaikōura, Wakatu Quay development. Concept drawings are now underway. Once these are complete, KMDP will release the designs to the community in early August. Potential development may include a hospitality, tourism/activity operator, community gathering points, space to play/fish/walk and education facilities.

 

Feedback from community


Thanks to everyone who took part in the feedback survey for the Wakatu Quay development and potential development of South Bay Harbour/Marina.

Over 150 people took part and about 400 suggestions were received on Wakatu Quay, the feedback was included in the concept design proposal. Sabrina Lücht was the winner of the competition to win a flight with Wings Over Whales. The competition was drawn on February 16, 2021.

75 people took part and offered suggestions to be included in the business case for South Bay Harbour/Marina. Craig Hutchison was the winner of the competition to go on a local fishing charter with Fish Kaikōura. This was announced on June 15, 2021. The feedback and ideas will be incorporated into the business case that is due for submission to the Government in early 2022. 

 

Updates and more information


For more information contact kmdp@kaikoura.govt.nz

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17/01/2020 Media Release - $10.98million of Provincial Growth Funding Announced for Kaikōura
07/08/2020 Media Release - Kaikōura Marine Development project begins with a blessing.
28/09/2020 Media Release - Project Lead appointed for Kaikōura Marine Development Project
03/12/2020 Media Release - Wakatu Quay opens to the public in time for summer season
17/05/2021 Media Release - Feedback sought for business case of South Bay Marina Development
12/07/2021 Media Release - Architects approved for Wakatu Quay development

 

19 July 2021