The Ōpōtiki District Council (ODC) has engaged the services of Resolve Group to provide a procurement strategy for the Ōpōtiki Harbour Development Project, which will include upgrading the entrance into the Ōpōtiki Harbour so that a minimum channel depth of about 3.7 metres (at mid tide) is maintained, creating a new river entrance 400m to the east of the existing entrance, and constructing two 500 metre long training walls. The walls will be 120m apart and will provide a channel width of at least 60m that is navigable in wave heights of up to 2 metres. The existing river entrance channel will be closed.
The procurement strategy aims to ensure ODC achieves true value for money, transparency, defendable outcomes and a high degree of probity. The procurement strategy is required to be sufficiently flexible to allow for the possibility of including the support infrastructure for the marine farm. The support structure includes wharves, loading facilities, servicing areas, processing plant and R & D facilities.