Naval Point is an important marine and recreational asset for Lyttelton and the region and includes one of the few all tidewater access points for Christchurch.

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We want to develop Naval Point – an important marine and recreational asset for Lyttelton and the region and one of the few all-tidewater access points for Christchurch.

The area has been identified as one the Council wishes to improve and develop – with $10.65M funding set aside through the 2018–2028 Long Term Plan for the Naval Point Development Plan. The project will have a staged approach over several years due to funding availability and these phases will be outlined as part of the development plan.

The development will make Naval Point a water-sports-focused public space providing access to Lyttelton Harbour for everyone to enjoy, while also improving existing onsite recreational assets.

What’s happening?

  • Have Your Say public consultation on two options for the future development of Naval Point(external link) closed on 28 July 2019. Full submissions, attachments and a summary of the most often occurring themes are up on the Have Your Say website.
  • This initial round of consultation will help inform a Naval Point Development Plan, which will again go out for public consultation. The goal is to produce a development plan for formal consultation by mid 2020.
  • Structural repair work to improve the safety of Magazine Bay Marina will start later in 2019.
  • We have removed 52 remnant concrete piles to improve navigation and public safety at Lyttelton’s Naval Point. See Newsline(external link).
  • An interim tidy up of the area, including improving access and traffic flow within the site, has been carried out.

For more information contact (03) 941 8999 or email