Port Otago: “Next generation” project

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### ODT Online Sat, 27 Feb 2010
Port Otago proposing to deepen channel
By Simon Hartley
Port Otago’s up to $100 million plans for deepening 13km of the its shipping channel is its largest single capital expenditure project. Dredging began in 1866 and has since removed about 34 million cubic metres of spoil. Port reporter Simon Hartley looks at the reasoning behind, and the likelihood of opposition to, Port Otago’s latest plans.

Port Otago’s plans to deepen its shipping channel by 2m to 15m is essentially a future-proofing project so the port remains viable for major shipping lines. However, myriad environmental, recreational and commercial concerns may be raised because of the removal and disposal of up to 7.2 million cubic metres of a mix of sand and silt.
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### ODT Online Fri, 26 Feb 2010
$100m harbour plans revealed
By Simon Hartley
Information on plans for a restored beach near Harington Point, a $10 million wharf extension and a $100 million channel-deepening project was released by Port Otago yesterday.
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Filed under Design, Economics, Geography, Politics, Project management

2 responses to “Port Otago: “Next generation” project

  1. Elizabeth

    Where is the newspaper’s examination of Port Otago’s Next Generation project in light of the planned ports merger? It’s time editorial and news staff moved beyond the media statements (slight as they are) provided by the two port companies, POL and LPC.

    The people of the Southern Region are owed more information and independent scrutiny of the business implications.

  2. Neil McMullay

    Is there any credentials for Simon Hartley’s ongoing speculation into fields that he barely knows how to spell?

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