CentrePort is committed to environmental sustainability and is a key element of the regeneration plan for the port.

Our award-winning Waste Minimisation Project has expanded.

The CentrePort Environmental Management System is now a certified programme under the accredited EnviroMark scheme.

Carbon reduction activities are being implemented with opportunities for future reduction being developed.

Waste minimisation

The Waste Minimisation Project is a nationally award-winning initiative which has now been running for two years. It is a concrete commitment from CentrePort to environmental sustainability.

The project repurposes significant quantities of waste concrete, steel, and asphalt by crushing these valuable materials and turning them into gravel fill at the Kaiwharawhara Point site. The material is then recycled for use in remediation and construction projects on port.

Since August 2017 a total of 26,297 cubic metres of concrete and 6,568 cubic metres of asphalt has been recycled instead of going to landfill.

The Waste Minimisation Project won Excellence in Civil Construction at the Concrete New Zealand awards, and was a finalist at the 2019 Wellington Green Gold Awards.

In mid-2019, the programme expanded to start accepting third-party concrete waste for recycling.

27,297 cubic tonnes of concrete
Excellence in Civil Construction at the Concrete NZ awards
Committed to making ongoing environmental improvements

Carbon management

A range of carbon reduction activities are being implemented and further reduction opportunities are being explored.

We have several carbon reduction activities underway including expanding CentreRail to remove truck movements, the Waste Minimisation programmes, and energy efficiency measures including delamping.

William Woods

Strategic Planning Manager, CentrePort

“We’re committed to making ongoing environmental improvements, and doing this alongside our stakeholders including partners, neighbours and businesses for the good of Wellington.”