Buller District Council

Media release – Westport Harbour

24th January, 2018

On the 31st of January 2018 Buller District Council will be discussing and making a decision on the designation of the Westport Harbour, which will directly determine its future.

Westport Harbour Limited, a subsidiary of Buller District Council’s holding company, Buller Holdings Limited is expected to be wound up by the end of March 2018, at which time the operation of the harbour will revert to Council. Daily operation of the harbour is currently being undertaken by WestReef Services until further notice, this includes taking regular soundings of the bar.

Since 29 December 2017, WestReef Services have been responsible for operations at the Harbour including 24/7 manning of the pre-existing harbour phone. Making contact regarding the harbour hasn’t changed, the phone number is 03 788 8086, and in an emergency VHF Channel 16 should be used meaning the call will go through the National Emergency Centre.

For further information on Westport Harbour, please see www.westportharbour.co.nz.


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