The Council is considering a proposal to support the establishment of an Ocean Exploration Centre at the former Maranui Quarry site in Lyall Bay, providing opportunities to discover Wellington’s marine life and ocean environment.
The centre aims to be a significant visitor attraction, providing people with opportunities to discover and appreciate New Zealand’s marine environments, with a particular focus on the Cook Strait’s unique sea life. The centre also aims to play a role in promoting the long-term health of New Zealand’s marine ecosystems.
The Centre would be built and operated by the Marine Education Trust. The Council would contribute a third of the $18 million capital costs. The Trust aims to attract the remaining two thirds from Social Investors and the government.
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