Auckland Transport has completed structural assessments on Northcote wharf. Ferry services will not operate until a decision has been made around the repair or replacement of the wharf. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.Background
Following a routine maintenance check Auckland Transport decided to temporarily close Northcote Point wharf on 20 June 2018. An inspection found that some of the wooden structural pieces of the wharf have gradually deteriorated and may need to be replaced. Some parts of the wharf are more than 50 years old.
Testing and analysis of Northcote wharf has been far more complex than anticipated, hence the delay in updates about the wharf and its reopening. AT is now working through a decision-making process around the repair or replacement of the wharf, which involves cost estimates, availability of funding and overall timings. We hope for a decision to be made by the end of 2018.
Ongoing maintenance of Northcote wharf has been routinely carried out. Over the past five years alone damaged pendants and damage to the gangway platform from berthing have been repaired, handrail and deck fixings have been replaced, two piles were jacketed, some cross braces and bearers were replaced, along with four fender piles, and the main deck has been skinned. It was this regular maintenance that alerted AT to a new issue and concerns with the wharf.
Published 22 June 2018 | Last updated 28 September 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change