About the regeneration of Westhaven

About the regeneration of Westhaven - Westhaven

About the regeneration of Westhaven

The largest marina in the southern hemisphere, Westhaven is at the heart of all things boating. It’s the start and finish point for nautical adventures, legendary sailing contests, and simple days out on the sparkling waters.

Landlubbers are drawn to it too. Westhaven’s potential for easier access to waterside walks and sheltered sea breeze was one of the reasons Auckland Council bought the marina in 2010 – to return the space to the public for recreation.

The other reasons centred on Westhaven’s role in the waterfront regeneration, being led by Panuku on the council’s behalf. Westhaven needs to respond to the extraordinary changes happening around it. We want it to grow as a model marina, remain internationally competitive, and be a treasured asset to our city, the marine industry, and sailing and other water sports.

The best marinas in the world invite the public in, and the goal of creating a public waterfront lies at the core of Panuku’s waterfront developments. We’re also a strong supporter of the marine and fishing industries.

Westhaven Marina has emerged over seven-plus decades, since the first breakwater was created in the 1940s to provide a safe haven for boats moored on Waitematā Harbour. Auckland Harbour Bridge was later built adjacent to it, land was reclaimed, and city population growth and commercial development followed.

Today, Westhaven is very much an inner-city marina. It’s home to more than 2000 boats of all kinds, the hub of a thriving marine industry, and within easy reach of essential marine services and the island playground of the Hauraki Gulf.

For more information, visit the Westhaven Marina website.