Council expecting to save millions with new harbour development design

Experts working on the proposed Opotiki Harbour development have made a u-turn in their search for a better design and savings.

The council is planning to call tenders in the next month or so for the huge amount of rock that will be used to build the harbour walls.

Mayor John Forbes says using rock wasn't the original plan.

He says the new design looks like being 25 to 30 million dollars cheaper.

Sam Gardner