Cartoon - Trust proposes high-speed ferry terminal

By: James Nicolls

The Mahurangi River Restoration Trust, buoyed by the Government’s recent announcement to provide $9 million to clean up the Mahurangi River, is already thinking about the next stage.

The Trust wants to establish a $7 million harbour precinct on the river for a boating and ferry terminal, which would provide a transport link between Auckland and north Rodney.

They propose to build the precinct on 18ha of Crown land within an inlet between the end of Hamilton Road and the end of Dawson Road in Snells Beach.

Known as plot 217, it was once reclaimed land used for farming before flood gates were opened, re-submerging it. ... read more


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