Panuku Development Auckland

Westhaven Marina is not only the largest marina in the southern hemisphere, it’s also the stage for adventure, competition, relaxation, challenge, and so much more. 

For many, it’s a kind of home, for others it's a city landmark, and it’s been that way for more than seven decades. More than 2,000 boats of all kinds are based here; it is surrounded by a vibrant marine industry, and nestled within a spectacular marine playground that we know as the Hauraki Gulf. There is no doubt that Westhaven Marina is at the heart of all things boating, and the start and finish point for many nautical adventures and legendary sailing careers.

Going back in time, the first breakwater was created in the 1940s to provide a safe and sheltered haven for moored boats, above which Auckland’s Harbour Bridge was later constructed, land reclaimed and Westhaven as we now know it emerged over the decades.

With population growth and commercial development, Westhaven is now very much an inner city marina.
It was purchased by Auckland Council in 2010 so that the public space could be returned to the people of Auckland for recreation and enjoyment by the sea.

As part of the city’s waterfront area, Westhaven needs to respond to significant change that is happening around it, in order to grow as an exemplar marina that will be treasured by generations to come, and an asset to our marine industry, our sport and our city and to ensure it remains internationally competitive.

The role of Panuku in Westhaven

Panuku maintains Westhaven’s position as a competitive international facility through the management of existing commercial operations and plans to add a wider range of complementary businesses while also increasing access to the marina for wider Aucklanders.

  • The owner of the marina boat harbour and surrounding public space, including the marina business, assets and seabed occupation rights
  • A corporate trustee, licensor & manager of the Westhaven Trusts and berth entitlement units via its 100% holding in Westhaven Marina Limited
  • A holder of approximately 50% of Westhaven Berth Entitlement Units (BEU)
  • An investor and developer
  • The marina operator

Panuku has a mix of commercial and public good objectives for Westhaven and receives revenue from its marina operations.

The Westhaven Plan

Over a number of years and following detailed consultation with the boating and local community, Waterfront Auckland developed the Westhaven Plan to detail how the area will be developed in the future. The Westhaven Plan is a companion to the Waterfront Plan.

The scope of the plan includes the land and water based development that is planned to occur over the next thirty years.

There are two principle drivers for this plan, which is a companion document to the Waterfront Plan: 

  • One is around the land-based activities and a desire to activate the public spaces and connect Aucklanders to the water's edge
  • The second is ensure the best use of water space and that Westhaven remains a premier facility by international standards for the next generation of boaties.

There are 12 key projects within the the Westhaven Plan to help achieve these goals. For more information on each of these projects visit the Westhaven website

Downloads & Resources

The Westhaven Plan

Westhaven Marina, Westhaven Drive

McConnell Property is making excellent progress with civil earthworks, drainage and roads due for completion by May 2017.


We love getting your feedback and ideas. If you have any questions, complaints or compliments please get in touch.

Ground floor, 82 Wyndham Street, City centre

PO Box 90343

Auckland Mail Centre

Auckland 1142

The Panuku Development Auckland reception is monitored 9am - 5pm weekdays only.

Phone: +64 9 336 8820

If you are a tenant please contact Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 and they will direct your call to the correct property manager.

Useful numbers:

Auckland Council - 09 301 0101

Auckland Harbour Master - 09 362 0397

Pollution Control Hotline - 09 377 3107

Westhaven Marina - 09 360 5870

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