Northport extension consent shot down over cultural impacts

Northport extension consent shot down over cultural impacts
A render of Northport and its proposed eastern extension. (Image: Northport)
Oliver Lewis
Consent for a port extension pitched as a catalyst for the development of Northland has been declined, largely due to adverse cultural effects.Northport applied to the Northland Regional and Whangārei District Councils for its 13-hectare eastern extension, intended as a dedicated container terminal to accommodate future freight growth.Specifically, the port had been seeking 11.7ha of reclamation and associated coastal structures for a 250 metre wharf extension, and 1.72 million cubic metres of capital dredging and ongoing maintenance dredging.T...

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