A Motiti Island hapu is calling for a beacon to be put on the spot where the container ship Rena ran aground to prevent another disaster occurring.
The Government has said in a submission that only the part of the wreck in water to a depth of 30 metres needs to be removed.
A Transport Accident Investigation Commission report found the grounding in 2011 occurred because the Rena did not follow its passage plan and took a series of short cuts before hitting the Astrolabe Reef while trying to make up a 13-hour delay.
Motiti Rohe Moana Trust spokesperson Graham Hoete said the Rena spewed oil and containers into the sea as well as polluting beaches and a beacon could stop further groundings.
He said as well as damaging the environment it had a huge impact on islanders and had been a very divisive issue.
Mr Hoete said some sort of floating safety device needed to be installed and he was surprised that hadn't happened yet.