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….
Promote the development of
marina and launching facilities for recreational boating in the
Auckland and Manukau Harbours and elsewhere....
Promote the development of
all ancillary recreational facilities related to boating for the
benefit of the boating public…….
Assist members in relation
to mooring, marina
and launching facilities in dealing with Water Front Auckland, local
authorities and Government Departments in relation thereto…
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 .
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
meet regularly with marina management to discuss:
Maintenance of the Floating
Structures and piles
Maintain navigable depths
in the Marina
Maintenance of the Tidal
Security and proper
training of the Security staff
Maintenance of the car
parks, toilets and planted areas
Safety of the users and the
Car parking availability
for berth holders and the public
Monitoring all charges
imposed on berth holders
Encouraging Auckland City
to meet their costs of providing facilities to non-boating public
Entering submissions on all
proposed developments in the Westhaven area
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.
inc has been recognised by
the new owners, Waterfront Auckland, as Stakeholders, and we are being
consulted by them regarding issues affecting Westhaven.
meet as a committee at least monthly, as well as regularly with the
Charter Objectives are:
To maintain and enhance
public access, car parking, launching ramps and other facilities.
To avoid if possible
further commercial or
residential developments within the area of the Westhaven Marina and
surrounding land east of the Harbour Bridge.
To develop public
recreational facilities on the Western side of the Harbour Bridge.
To upgrade the marine
facilities including the tidal grids.
To encourage the yacht
clubs to foster a vibrant boating community.
To distribute financial
surpluses to worthy maritime and Auckland causes.
Security of our boats and
including tidal grids and mast gantry
Facilities including water,
electricity and communications
Maintaining car parking for
boat owners and their crews
including rubbish disposal and oil salvage
Provision of outboard motor
On-going tenure of the
Waterfront Auckland to provide
for the costs of maintaining the facilities used by the general public
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.