West Park Marina is privately owned and operated by Westpark Marina Limited. The only marina in scenic Waitakere City and the third largest in the Auckland Region.
At Westpark, we want to have the best marina facility in Auckland. The first step in achieving this aim is to review all our facilities and operations, and develop a plan to upgrade and modernise. Click here to see our detailed three year plan. We want Westpark to be known for being a friendly, professional marina, with safe, modern facilties.
West Park Marina is located in Limeburners Bay, Hobsonville, which for almost a century was a centre for the heavy clay industry with the first brickworks being started by Joshua Carder and R.O. Clark in the 1860s. The tidal banks of the Upper Waitemata Harbour, with their fine clay deposits, were common sites for manufacturing and firing bricks and pipes which were then transported by barge to Auckland.
|The passing of special government legislation in 1979 allowed for the development of the marina and associated reclamation. Construction of the marina commenced in 1983 and was completed two years later.|
|Left: Aerial view of the Marina|
The marina location has spurred considerable high quality residential development within the immediate catchment and the marina itself now serves as a community hub, with its waterfront access, restaurant, cafes and retail stores, and also as a prime location for a local marine industry cluster, with its boat haulout facility, boatbuilders, marine painters, marine engineers and a range of associated trades and services.
In 1995 West Park was incorporated into Waitakere City Council's District Plan as a Marina Special Area which accords the development a special status having regard to its unique purpose.
The continued strong growth of local marine industries on the back of successive successful America's Cup defences, combined with increased scarcity of suitable coastal land in the Auckland Region for marina related uses has contributed to the increasing desirability of West Park for both boaters and marine service providers alike.