Auckland Council owns the land at Hobsonville Marina (4.8 hectares), which is subject to 10 long-term ground leases to the current marina operator, Hobsonville Marina Limited (HML). Of those 10 leases, eight terminate in 67 years and two are perpetually renewable which means there is no limit to the number of times that the leases can be renewed.
The marina operations include berths for vessels, hard-stand and haul-out facilities, berth holder parking and retail and industrial units. On behalf of the council, Panuku Development Auckland – the city’s redevelopment agency – has discussed future options for the Marina with the current lessee of (HML).
These discussions have taken place between the parties because any change to the terms of the current lease requires agreement from both the lessee (HML) and lessor (Panuku) and have been guided by the Waitakere District Plan and the Auckland Unitary Plan, both of which allow homes to be built on the Marina.
As part of this exploration, Panuku has asked HML to provide a draft concept plan of the type of the development that could take place on Hobsonville Marina. The aim of providing a draft concept plan as part of the public consultation process is to help guide conversations about the future of the Marina, about which no decision has yet been made. View HML's plan here.