A floating pontoon is planned on the south-east side of the wharf, to provide protection from the wind. The crane will be decommissioned so the pontoon can take its position. The crane will either be moved to a new position on the wharf or to a new location in Diamond Harbour.
At the same time, we will upgrade the existing decking, handrails and seating on the main wharf, improve storage within the existing bike shed and look at how we can improve lighting and shade.
The Diamond Harbour Wharf is used by many locals who travel to Lyttelton using the Black Cat Ferry. The wharf is also popular with locals and visitors as a spot for swimming/jumping
The wharf has accessibility issues, particularly the steps used to get on and off the ferry. The steps are often underwater, slippery and difficult to manoeuvre bikes and pushchairs and are not suitable for wheelchairs.
If you’d like to find out about the history of the wharf take a look at the History tab.