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Dredging Inner Harbour

Dredging Inner Harbour 2009.Planning Started: Continuing process when necessary
Construction Started: December 2008
Completed: February 2009

Tidal action makes Napier's Inner Harbour prone to silting up and, when that occurs, ease of passage can become challenging for fishing and pleasure boats using the waterway.

About every five years, the channel and other affected areas within the Inner Harbour are dredged to remove the build-up of sand and silt. Set-up costs are shared in agreement with Port of Napier Ltd, which requires its shipping fairway and berthing areas kept clear.

Most recently done in winter 2009, the Inner Harbour dredging included the vicinity adjoining a new marina development and hardstand area - work paid for by the Napier Sailing Club, which is providing the additional facilities for members and visiting yachts.

In total, 28,000 cubic metres of material were removed from the channel and Inner Harbour. The dredging included an area near the Westshore Sea Scouts building used by the public for launching boats and also the area adjoining the Hawke's Bay Sport Fishing Club.

As in past years, the dredged material is deposited out to sea off the Napier coast in an area designated by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council.

Visiting boaties seeking information on post-dredging depths should contact the Council's Environmental Management Officer or Inner Harbour Manager.

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