• $6mcontribution from the Council

The Ocean Exploration centre would be built and operated by the Marine Education Trust.

It would also play a role in promoting the long-term health of New Zealand’s marine ecosystems.

The Council would contribute a third of the $18 million capital costs. The Marine Education Trust aims to attract the remaining two thirds from social investors and the government.


Funding is planned to be provided to the Trust in 2018.

How much?

The Council would make a contribution of $6 million.

Key projects in our plan