Why is the Whanganui Port being developed now?
How has the community given its input into this project?
Who is in the Whanganui Port Revitalisation Project Team?
How is the port going to be funded? Are you seeking Government funding? Can we sell Council controlled assets instead of charging more rates in Whanganui?
Does some of the port land belong to Kiwirail (and not the Harbour Endowment)?
How will roading issues be dealt with to ensure heavy traffic to the Port/wharves is mitigated?
How will potential flooding issues mitigated?
How can we connect the Port, which has a long history, to other heritage assets such as the tram, historic buildings, riverboat and other historic transport? What about other ways to promote heritage tourism?
How will the area from the Port to the Whanganui City Bridge be developed? Can rail be extended past Wharf One? How will rail connections 'marry up'? For example, railway to docks.
Where can people swim/bomb in the river? Is there potential for a saltwater/tidal area?
Has there been an environmental study/cultural impact report done?
Has there been an economic development impact report undertaken on this project?
How have iwi/hapu been consulted?
How does the port area connect with Mountains to Sea?
What about bypassing the river entirely and building a curved wall from the South Mole to make a bay facing south? This would possibly deflect the coastal drift and leave the entrance deep enough to enter.
Could the river be re-engineered to pass the airport to South Beach?
Can you give us an update on the Midwest Ferries proposal? Are the Council and Midwest Ferries working together to make this happen?
If there is to be a ferry service, has consideration been given to parking for cars/freight vehicles?
Will local suppliers be used for the development of the port?
How does the masterplan help develop a working, commercial port?
Has thought been given to extending the North and South Moles a couple of kilometres to improve access?
Do you have plans to mitigate the surge (swell)?
Have you considered long term hydrologic changes to the river flow and associated erosion/deposition areas at the river mouth? The project concept depends heavily on reinstating the river's training wall, but the photo of the existing site shows a substantial natural channel ('hole in the Basin Wall') in the river, right through the proposed basin.
Will there be enough room for local boaties to launch? What about fishing?
Does the travel lift limit the size of boats?
Is this a two berth or four berth port?
Would we be pre selling the berths to raise funds?
What about security at the port?
How are you taking into consideration, when working on the river mouth, how to protect the banks which generate Whanganui's famous waves?
Will the North Mole and Morgan Street beach be upgraded as well as the Whanganui Port? What about a sealed car park for the North Mole as well as street lights and toilet facilities?
What about other infrastructure at the Port such as service stations, tyre repairs and general maintenance for extra trucks which may utilise the area, especially if a ferry service is developed?