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Downtown Ferry Terminal seawall repair Downtown Ferry Terminal seawall repair

Auckland Transport is repairing erosion (scour) to a section of the Quay Street seawall at the base of the Downtown Ferry Terminal area.

Project status: Under repair from 9 October 2017
Project zone: Central

Divers discovered the scour during a regular inspection of the seawall in August 2017. It is 16 metres long and varies in depth from 0.2m to 1.2m.

AT has brought in expert geotechnical engineers, who are familiar with the seawall, to develop a design for the repair work and to prevent further recurrence.

The engineers have confirmed there is no suggestion of any imminent failure of the seawall or any public safety risk.

The repair work has been given priority to prevent any further damage.

Work dates

Work began on 9 October 2017 and is expected to be complete late first quarter 2018.

Initially, we thought the repairs wold take 6 to 10 weeks to complete, however, the underwater works are complex and we are ensuring enough time is taken to complete the repair safely.

Although work will run through the Christmas period, we anticipate that with current measures in place to relocate some ferry services, customers will be able to enjoy their holiday plans with minimal impact.

Impacts to ferry passengers

Get details of changes to ferry departure points.

  • Berth 1A will be closed.
  • Some ferry departure points are being relocated along piers 1 and 2 but we expect full services will be maintained.
  • There may be some delays for passengers disembarking.
  • Any short-term changes to departure points will be advised via the ticketing offices, on-board announcements, and the terminal electronic information boards.
  • For safety reasons, we will close some public outdoor areas.
  • There will be no change to the use of piers 3 and 4.
  • There is no risk to public safety.

Map of works and ferry departure points

Ferry Terminal seawall repair map

For more information

Contact Auckland Transport