Naval Point is going to be developed – and we want your feedback.
We want your views on two development options for the popular recreational spot in Lyttelton that are currently out for consultation through our Have Your Say process.
The two options open for public feedback focus on site enhancement, improved accessibility and greater recreational safety – on and off the water.
Option two also proposes that the Christchurch City Council acquire a 1.2 hectare block of land to help better reconfigure the Naval Point site.
The options were developed following discussions with key stakeholders, working with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke and considerable site research. The aim is to make Naval Point a water focused public space providing access to Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour for everyone to enjoy, while also improving existing onsite recreational assets.
Once we have a preferred option we will then be able to start more detailed planning and costings for the Naval Point Development Plan, which will go out for further public consultation in 2020.
Under both options, the waterfront area will be reorganised to improve access and safety. Parking areas will be upgraded and the present public ramp expanded.
It is proposed the Naval Point Club and the Coastguard will share a new facility that more fully meets the needs of both organisations.
Space will also be set aside for the possible future development of a multi-sport court area at the Lyttelton Recreation Ground, while potential recreational activity zones are also up for discussion.
Both options do not include the Magazine Bay Marina. However, it is proposed that a small section be retained as a public jetty.
Consultation closes at midnight on Sunday, 28 July.
Feedback and more information
Find out more about the Naval Point development options and give your feedback here.