Downtown Ferry Terminal maintenance and improvements Downtown Ferry Terminal maintenance and improvements

We're carrying out work to maintain the Downtown Ferry Terminal and invest in its future. Some work requires demolition and construction, which may be noisy.

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Under the Downtown Ferry Terminal

Concrete restoration

We need to carry out some repairs to the concrete wharf structures underneath Piers 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, and 12.

How these works will affect you

The piers will be open for use while works take place.

However, we need to remove damaged areas of the wharf structures before we reinstate them. These hydro-demolition works will be noisy. 

Access to businesses will not be affected, as this work is taking place underneath the wharf.

Why we need to do this work

We need to do this concrete restoration to extend the life of the wharves. Without it, the wharves will continue to deteriorate, and a larger scope of work will be needed in the future.

After this work, the next restoration will be needed in about 5 years' time.

When works will take place

This work started in mid-July. We expect the work to take 9 months to complete.

The timetable for the work is:

Date Location of work
From mid-July Downtown Ferry Terminal Piers 1, 2, and 3
From end February Downtown Ferry Terminal Piers 10, 11, and 12

View of the Ferry Terminal and one Ferry across the water

Cable containment and services

We have tided some services under the terminal building by installing new cable trays, making it safer to carry out future maintenance work.

Concrete drilling was required to install the cable trays, which created a limited amount of noise.

This work started in February 2022 and has been completed.

Related works

Concrete repairs will also be taking place on Birkenhead Wharf. The start date for work is still to be determined.

The Ports of Auckland have just started approximately 18 months of under wharf repairs on Princes Wharf. 

Inside the Downtown Ferry Terminal

We have upgraded the Downtown Ferry Terminal toilets and adjoining retail space.

This work took place behind the ticket gates, near the departure points for Devonport, Bayswater, Birkenhead, and Pine Harbour ferries. 

How these works will affect you

Temporary public toilets were in place during these works but following completion, existing toilets have been reopened.

Why we needed to do this work

These projects have:

  • Improved the toilets and increase their capacity
  • Provided new and improved retail offerings.

When works will take place

These works started in late January 2022 and have now been completed, following delays due to a shortage of building materials.

Above the Pier

Heritage canopy restoration

There is a heritage listed canopy located within the Downtown Ferry Terminal.

We needed to undertake some restoration work to make sure it stays in good condition.

This work is now complete.

Other completed works

We waterproofed some parts of the roofs over the terminal building by renewing seals.

The waterproofing will ensure that the terminal building is fit for purpose for many years to come.