River mouth training in the Bay of Plenty

Designing twin training walls for the dynamic Opotiki Harbour Entrance

Opotiki is a township with a strong vision of increasing the social and economic well-being of its community. Researched initiatives have shown that Opotiki is perfectly positioned for a large-scale aquaculture venture—a success that can only be brought alive through a transformation of the harbour entrance. Once a well-used trading route, local authorities are looking to make the harbour easier to navigate by constructing two parallel river training walls at the entrance. We provided design expertise and also assessed many significant factors which could impact the components of the ambitious project.