About the Lyttelton Harbour Business Association

History

Lyttelton Harbour Business Association was founded in February 2001 to provide area businesses with a commercially oriented platform for the support of economic development within the Harbour area. As a group LHBA supports the Harbour’s businesses through governmental advocacy, industry cluster groups, inter-business communications and the support of wider community benefit programs.

Area

Lyttelton Harbour has a very diverse business environment.

Main retail business areas: Lyttelton, Gov Bay, Diamond Harbour
Rural areas: everything in between, primarily Teddington farmland
Aquatic businesses: Port, Naval Point, Marine Specialties, Ship building, Provodoring
Home offices & businesses: Many in diverse fields from landscaping to IT companies to builders
Tourism: Activities, Food & Drink, Accommodation

As a group LHBA supports the Harbour’s businesses through governmental advocacy, industry cluster groups, inter-business communications and the support of wider community benefit programs.    

Mission

  1. To provide an advocacy for its members to appropriate authorities.
  2. To provide a collective voice on issues of concern to Association members
  3. To encourage communication between members and other groups in the area.
  4. To attract new businesses to the area.
  5. To promote existing businesses.
  6. To support local community historical and cultural attractions.
  7. To promote Lyttelton Harbour as a destination to businesses and visitors.

Vision

The Lyttelton Harbour Business Association’s vision is to provide:

  • A voice to Council and other forums.
  • Support economic development and commercial growth around the Harbour.
  • Assist in expediting, wherever possible, post earthquake commercial recovery.  

Initiatives