The Westhaven Marina Users Association Inc was originally incorporated in May 1979 as the Auckland Mooring and Marina Holders Association Inc. It was formed to….

Since then the Association has been an organization that has sprung into action as an event or issue has arisen. Some instances of this were the fees and charges proposed to be charged marina holders in the seventies; the reconstruction and relocating of marinas B to F in the nineties, and now, the proposed developments of the western end of the Westhaven Marina for mixed marine and residential use .

In 2002 a new committee was elected and it has adopted a philosophy of continuous liaison and communication with the Ports of Auckland as the best way to serve the interests of members. It is considered that it is only in continual communication that the Port company can be aware of the concerns and issues of the membership. It is believed that issues that have caused concern may well have been diffused had the Port company had the opportunity to test the idea or proposal with a representative body such as the Westhaven Marina Users Association Inc.

The Port company has accepted that a "user group" is an acceptable way forward and has undertaken to assist the Association be effective in the liaison and communication process.

To be truly effective the Association needs to be representative, and it therefore needs all marina and mooring holders to be members. It is proposed to meet regularly during the year with Waterfront Auckland and to report to members in newsletters during the year.

In addition there will be an annual meeting of members to elect the officers of the Association. At any time the committee would welcome your thoughts and ideas. Please write to us at P.O. Box 47 876, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144.

Mission Statement

The Westhaven Marina Users Association Inc represents the interests of boat owners who licence or rent berths in Westhaven Marina, and to monitor the way the owner, Waterfront Auckland, carries out their duties.

Our Focus

We meet regularly with marina management to discuss:

Westhaven Marina Users Association Inc has been re-focussed to represent the owners of boats moored on the 1900 marinas, pile moorings and swing moorings at Westhaven Marina. These berth holders have paid for the development of the whole Westhaven area through rentals, licence fees and maintenance charges during the last 40 years.

WMUA inc has been recognised by the new owners, Waterfront Auckland, as Stakeholders, and we are being consulted by them regarding issues affecting Westhaven.

We meet as a committee at least monthly, as well as regularly with the marina's managers.

Our Charter Objectives are:

Our concerns include:

Berth holders should all join WMUA inc, to ensure that their concerns are presented, and their interests protected. The annual subscription is $30. The committee welcomes member's input to direct our lobbying efforts.


Rules of Westhaven Marina Users Association Inc. (pdf 38K)