Auckland Transport

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 will begin on 9 October 2017 and is expected to take approximately 6 to 10 weeks to complete.

We are targeting completion before the busy summer holiday period, however, underwater works are complex and we will ensure enough time is taken to complete the repair safely.



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