Westhaven News - October 2020

With summer, the 36th America’s Cup, and Westhaven project completions now just around the corner, we’ve got some very exciting milestones coming up.

Stay up to date with what’s happening within the marina by reading on.


The redevelopment of J pier is underway with the demolition of the old pier now complete with new pontoons being installed. This is on track for a late October finish.



The Marine Village is nearing towards a late October completion date, and tenant fit outs are underway. We are excited to confirm Burnsco, Signcorp, Sports Marine, Harken, and a hospitality offering named Cargo are taking up residency in the new building.



The Promenade Stage 2 project is near its on-land completion. The boardwalk is now complete, forming a connection with the existing promenade, and now offering a safe shared space along the water’s edge from Buoy Café to Z pier. Asphalting east of Sails Restaurant will be completed early November which will round off the project completion. Please be mindful that carparking will be limited over the weekend of the Coastal Classic, so if you can carpool please do. 


Reclamation completion is now forecast for a late January completion, this delay is due to bad weather and the dredging kit needing to undergo maintenance with no replacement equipment available. The reclamation delays have in turn unfortunately delayed the installation of the new piers and permanent connections. Vessels that have been temporarily relocated in the Viaduct Harbour due to the Pile Berth Redevelopment project, will be berthed at the newly redeveloped J pier once complete in October until the new piers and connections are in place.


Westhaven have enjoyed a collaboration with the Kai Ika Project for several summers since the project launched in 2016, and we’re pleased to announce Kai Ika will be back operating within Westhaven Marina again from Labour weekend, you will find them in the Z pier car park by Jacobs Ladder.

This year Kai Ika project are introducing a mobile fish filleting trailer which will be stationed close to our public boat ramp and charter fleet. This will be manned during the busy summer months to collect fish off cuts that would have otherwise been discarded.

The Kai Ika Project proudly:

  • Minimise people’s impact on the marine environment
  • Educate people about the need to minimise waste and how to better utilise the entire fish
  • Generate meaningful employment
  • Convert waste into nourishment for others and fertiliser to feed Papatuanuku

Make sure you pay the Kai Ika Project a visit when you next bring in your big catch!


From 9 November – 16 November Curran Street will be closed for the Healthy Waters Project. Please use Beaumont Street to access Westhaven.

On 1 November, the annual Auckland Marathon will be taking place which will close Westhaven Drive between the hours of 3am until 10am. Please avoid travelling within Westhaven over this time, and we recommend accessing via Curran Street after 10am as the Marathon finish point is Victoria Park and there will be congestion around that area until midday.


Please be extra vigilant about marine pests that could be attached to your hulls. With the recent detection of the invasive Mediterranean fanworm in Mangonui Harbour, it’s an important reminder that you must properly clean your hull when you leave Auckland to go to other regions. Check out the marine pests website for ideas, advice and rules about marine biosecurity for boaties.

Also, only registered diving companies may dive within Westhaven Marina and must follow the marina diving requirements. We require divers to comply with the following:

  • The Guidelines for Occupational Diving 2004
  • The ANZECC Code of Practice for Antifouling and In Water Hull Cleaning and Maintenance
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • The Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995
  • The environmental and safety requirements set out by Westhaven Marina

If the above rules are not followed, then diving will not be permitted.


After Friday 16 October, Westhaven Marina is changing to ASB Bank. Due to this, we have a new bank account number which is: 12-3113-0131799-00

Please update your direct credit and automatic payments to this new account number so your payments go through.


With marine activity beginning to ramp up for summer, please remember to be vigilant for the SeaLink ferry which operates between 8 – 14 times a day. Look out for the warning lights and when they’re flashing, wait and hold until they stop. Visit our website to find out more.



If you’ve ever wanted to give dragon boating a try, now’s the time! On 11, 18 and 25 of October at 10am you can get out on the water with the crew to see how you like it. Register your interest by visiting the Auckland Dragon Boating website to sign up for just $5 a person.