Dunedin: Artificial islands for upper harbour?

“Basically, Port Otago has no objections to the concept provided that there is widespread community support for it.”

### ODT Online Mon, 9 Jan 2012
Growing support for Harbour Islands plan
By John Lewis
A necklace of islands mooted for the upper harbour, using 7.2 million cubic metres of spoil dredged from lower Otago Harbour, is gaining traction. The Harbour Islands project was first floated last year during consent hearings of Port Otago’s application to deepen the harbour. Harbour Restoration Group member Peter Hayden said there was common consensus development was vital to the port’s future economic prosperity.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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4 responses to “Dunedin: Artificial islands for upper harbour?

  1. More information……

    Cost I would expect to be picked up by the harbour board as it will in fact save them haulage money.

    • Elizabeth

      Port Otago Ltd isn’t the only interested party, potentially. Otago Regional Council is another, but not the only one by far.

  2. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Mon, 23 Jan 2012
    Islands proposal is a recipe for disaster
    Support for a planned “necklace of islands” project in the upper Otago Harbour is said to be gaining momentum, but Dunedin’s Terry Thomas says he is definitely not among the cheerleaders.

    Far from restoration, this proposal can only lead to destruction of the upper harbour and the substantial amenity value it provides to the many users of this waterway.

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    • Terry Thomas, of Dunedin, describes himself as a keen yachtie, local businessman and radio technician.

  3. What research papers did he get all that from?

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