Construction work on the Half Moon Bay ferry pier reached a milestone, with Auckland Transport floating in the new pontoon.
The pontoon was built at Westhaven and floated to Half Moon Bay. It is similar in design to the one at Hobsonville Point wharf.
New pier will make 'huge difference'
Project manager Greg McNeil says it took about four hours to move the pontoon from Westhaven to Half Moon Bay.
"The new pier will make a huge difference, we're increasing the numbers of ferries and the number of buses and this brings it all together and it will provide that extra level of service to get people from Half Moon Bay into the city."
The $5.9 million project is being delivered by Auckland Transport in partnership with the Howick Local Board and the Government through the NZ Transport Agency. The new ferry pier is expected to open in early 2018.
- Ferry and bus services will be located in one area, providing easy transfers.
- The upgraded ferry-bus hub will better connect residents to Auckland's CBD.
- Passenger ferry services will be separated from other marina users, improving passenger flows.
- The new ferry pontoon will provide better levels of comfort, ambience and weather protection.
- The upgraded pier will be functional, safe and accessible.