New Half Moon Bay ferry pier open for business

Publish Date : 10 Apr 2017
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Howick Local Board Chair David Collings and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff cut the ribbon to open the Half Moon Bay ferry pier.

Half Moon Bay's new ferry pier, which offers a modern and safe experience for commuters, was opened on 7 April by Mayor Phil Goff.

Joined by Howick Local Board Chairman David Collings and Auckland Transport Deputy Chairman Wayne Donnelly, Mayor Phil Goff cut the ribbon on the new, fully-sheltered $5.9 million pier.

Better connections 

The new pier ensures better connections between bus and ferry services, and will account for six percent of the over 6.1 million trips now being taken on the Auckland ferry network per year.

“It’s great to be opening another important link in Auckland’s transport system," says Mayor Goff, "one that will take people off our congested roads.

"Half Moon Bay’s new pier provides a safe, modern facility for ferry users, and will encourage new patronage.”

Pivotal role in new bus network

The new pier will also play a pivotal role as a transport hub when the new bus network for East Auckland is rolled out in 2018.

Howick Local Board contributed $2.5 million from its transport capital fund for the project and its Chairman David Collings says the board is excited to see the new facility in use.

“This is something local commuters and the local board have been wanting for a long time, a facility that makes getting to and from the ferry a lot easier, safer and drier, so this is a real milestone.”

Mr Collings says the pier is part of the board’s longer term vision to create a transport hub at Half Moon Bay.

Better for customers 

Auckland Transport Chief AT Metro Officer Mark Lambert says the new pier will provide a better travel experience for all our customers.

“It is designed to be safer, more accessible and provide a greater level of shelter from the elements.

“As Half Moon Bay is subjected to strong south-westerly winds, the south-western face of the pier is now fully clad to provide shelter for ferry users as they travel down the pier to the boarding pontoon.”

AT has worked together with the construction team (Downer, Bellingham Marine, Hauraki Piling, and JLE Electrical) and the consultant team (Lautrec, Brown Day Group and ECS) to deliver this project.

Fnd out more about the Half Moon Bay ferry pier project on AT's website. 

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