Community and Environment

Port Otago Limited is committed to its local community of Port Chalmers and its environment.

Environmental responsibilities

The Port Environment Liaison Committee provides a vital link to the community and is an important forum to monitor the Port’s environmental performance. The committee is made up of representatives from Port Otago, the Port Chalmers community and Port users. It meets six-weekly to discuss a range of issues including noise, landscaping and lighting within the port area.

Port Environment Plan 2018/19

Port Otago Noise Subsidies


Community support

Port Otago supports a wide range of community groups and local projects, including:

  • Port Chalmers Maritime Museum
  • Port Chalmers Historical Society
  • Port Chalmers Golf Club
  • Port Chalmers Yacht Club
  • Port Chalmers United Rowing Club
  • Wildlife Hospital Hospital Trust
  • Portobello Volunteer Fire Brigade, and
  • Otago Business Excellence Awards.

We also loan containers to community groups, including:

  • Malcam Trust
  • Brighton's Big Rock School
  • Port Chalmers School, and
  • Maia's Rudolf Steiner School.