Ōpōtiki District Council is working closely with a number of key
partners to progress this project. These partners are:
A Memorandum of Undertaking is in place with the
Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board, which sets out our joint intent to
work together to bring the harbour development project to fruition
and establish a base for marine farming and processing in Ōpōtiki.
A similar agreement is in place with Eastern Sea Farms Limited.
How our partners are supporting this
The feasibility study that led to this project was jointly funded
by the New Zealand Ministries of Economic Development and Social
Development, BayTrust and the Ōpōtiki District Council.
Detailed engineering and technical studies to identify the
preferred training structure option for the harbour mouth were
completed with funding and support coming from Horizon Energy
Distribution Limited, BayTrust, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and
Opotiki District Council.
Horizon Energy Distribution Limited provided financial
assistance and technical support in the development of the business
case to be made to Government for the final design and construction
BayTrust gave a financial contribution of $200,000 from the
Trust's Community Development Fund.
Detailed planning both for the harbour development and for wider
community development are the current focus, along with securing
funding for the "build" stage of the harbour entrance. The current
stage is very important, in order to ensure sustainable development
for environmental, economic, social and cultural resources.
Opotiki District Council and Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board, along
with BayTrust, NZTA, NZTE and Bay of Connections, are actively
involved in this stage, and are seeking further Government interest
Opotiki Harbour construction.
The New Zealand Government is being asked to contribute a portion
of the project's construction phase estimated to be $40
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