Case Studies

Paroa Bay Wharf Assessment

A collaboration of skills for a consent application.

The Location

Located in the Bay of Islands, to the east of Russell, Paroa Bay is separated from the more open seascape to the north by virtue of a narrow finger of land – culminating in Tarawatangata Point – which arcs around the northern side of the bay, providing enclosure.

Our Involvement

The practice was engaged as part of a team including planners, ecologists and engineers to gain consent for a new jetty and pontoon structure for a landowner whose property adjoined the bay.  The design of the structure – its curved shape – and location, being ‘tucked’ into a small headland, sought to minimise its visibility and its adverse visual amenity and landscape effects on the bay and neighbouring residents. (2015-2016).


  • Bay of Islands Planning
  • Total Marine Services
  • 4 Site Consulting