The Story So Far

17 February 2011 - Jetty inspected, 19 piles needed replacing (Opus)

22 February 2011 - Christchurch earthquake

July 2011 - Jetty inspected, 49 piles needed replacing (Maintenance Management Services)


June 2014 - Jetty inspected, 63 piles needed replacing (OCEL report)

February 2015 - Christchurch City Council announced no plans to repair the jetty

March 2015 - First meeting of the the 'save the jetty' committee

May 2015 - Committee submission to Council to allocate funding and work in partnership

June 2015 - Council allocated $500,000 for "Renewal of Governors Bay Wharf" in long-term plan

August 2015 - Governors Bay Jetty Restoration Trust registered as a charity

October 2015 - Concept drawings drawn up

November 2015 - Obtained cost estimates from 2 major contractors

February 2016 - Set up Givealittle page and initiated consultation with Rāpaki - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

March 2016 - Granted $10,000 kick start grant from Rod Donald Trust

April 2016 - Trust registered for GST

August 2016 - Case for support published

September 2016 - Council approved agreement for transfer of ownership of the jetty to the Trust for $1

October 2016 - Membership of the Trust launched at a public meeting

November 2016 - Set up save the jetty Youtube channel

February 2017 - Obtained legal opinion and planner's assessment on resource consent requirements

March 2017 - Music fundraiser rocked the jetty at Governors Bay Hotel

May 2017 - Inaugural AGM. Rex Gebbie and Denis left the Board, Mark Limber joined the Board

July 2017 - Public consultation drop-in session for jetty design

October 2017 - Approved proposal for initial design work

December 2017 - Launched the Sponsor a Plank Campaign

Read all about the jetty and the restoration project in our case for support (click on the image)

Read all about the jetty and the restoration project in our case for support (click on the image)