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Panuku Development Auckland and the New Zealand Maritime Museum advise that essential repairs are underway to repair the concrete beams and piles lying underneath Hobson Wharf. Works of a similar nature will also be undertaken to Te Wero Wharf. 

Located to the west of Princes Wharf, the 155m long Hobson Wharf was constructed grin 1937-38 by the Auckland Harbour Board to provide berthage for coastal ships. Since 1993 the wharf has housed the New Zealand Maritime Museum, and in 1997 an additional wharf was constructed at the outer edge to create the protected inner harbour basin known as Hobson West Marina, which is adjacent to Viaduct Harbour. (This name change was gazetted in 2000 for the America’s Cup). Likewise, Te Wero Wharf has an important place in the history of Auckland waterfront.

Timing of work

Works on Hobson Wharf commenced in August 2016 and paused on 1 December to allow quiet enjoyment over the summer period for residents, businesses and visitors. They are recommence in April 2017 and are expected to continue to summer. The Te Wero Project will be underway from April - July 2017. Works that generate noise will take place Monday-Saturday between 7.30am and 6.30pm. Other works may occur outside of those hours so long as they comply with relevant noise controls. 

Noise management 

The nature of the hydroblasting (high pressure waterblasting) that is required at some stages of the project, can generate noise that may be disruptive to those living or operating a business nearby.  

Noise mitigation measures will include:

  • As the waterfront is especially busy in summer, all aspects of the project that generate the most noise closest to apartments and restaurants will be undertaken in quieter winter months 
  • Works will stop completely for five-six months over the summer period
  • Sound attenuation will minimise noise emanating from compressors and generators on the Western side of Hobson Wharf
  • Trained personnel will undertake noise monitoring 

About the remediation project 

A recent condition assessment of Hobson Wharf shows that a number of elements under the wharf require repair and rebuilding works to be completed. Although the wharf continues to perform well above minimum requirements, it is important that this work is completed soon.

The project will be completed in stages. Each stage will include:

  • Concrete in identified areas will be broken back using hydro demolition
  • Exposed reinforcing bars will be cleaned to remove any corrosion and salt residue
  • Where required, reinforcing bars will be replaced, and rinsed with fresh water, and coated with a protective substance
  • New concrete will be applied, creating a smooth structure with a long life expectancy 


If you have any feedback on activity at Hobson Wharf please contact  Project Manager Phil Wardale on email or phone 021 667 445 


































McConnell Property is making excellent progress with civil earthworks, drainage and roads due for completion by May 2017.


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Ground floor, 82 Wyndham Street, City centre

PO Box 90343

Auckland Mail Centre

Auckland 1142

The Panuku Development Auckland reception is monitored 9am - 5pm weekdays only.

Phone: +64 9 336 8820

If you are a tenant please contact Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 and they will direct your call to the correct property manager.

Useful numbers:

Auckland Council - 09 301 0101

Auckland Harbour Master - 09 362 0397

Pollution Control Hotline - 09 377 3107

Westhaven Marina - 09 360 5870

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