In the first stage of the project the Northern section of Westhaven Marina will be extended to provide green space for public use, access and carparking for the new serviced berths to be constructed.
The causeway will be created by extending the existing northern reclamation using a process of mudcreting where dredged marine sediment is mixed with concrete before being used to construct the new land area.
Studies show that the closure of the smaller secondary entrance to the marina will reduce sedimentation within the marina and will enable dredging of both fairways and berths to maintain access for deep drafted vessels, in particular modern race yachts that make Westhaven home. The project includes the relocation of Westhaven’s famous ‘start tower’ for racing to a more eastwards location further from the Harbour Bridge.
Design of the headland
Auckland region’s Iwi have contributed their expertise and knowledge of the local area to the concept behind the design of the headland, which will be a new and special place to visit for all Aucklanders who want to enjoy the experience of visiting and connecting with the Waitemata Harbour, while also providing access to the new piers, and carparking facilites for berth holders.