Northport has welcomed the announcement today that funding will be made available for a feasibility study into the development at Northport of a shipyard and dry-dock for the New Zealand commercial shipping sector and the navy.
This facility will be both regionally significant and nationally strategic. The concept remains part of Northport’s Vision for Growth. If built it will represent a massive win for both Northland and New Zealand as a whole, helping to diversify the economy and generating more than 400 full-time, meaningful jobs.
Work into the physical and operational feasibility of this national infrastructure asset has already been completed. Our Vision for Growth website and video (www.visionforgrowth.co.nz) provide an overview of the dry-dock concept.
Northport continues to engage meaningfully with all stakeholders on this project, specifically on the employment, community development and economic opportunities it presents.