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Waikawa Marina Extension – Waikawa North West

The construction of Waikawa North West begins in March 2020. This marina extension will see another 251 berths in Waikawa, with the first berths available in summer 2021.
Follow our progress here to see news , FAQs, or complete the form to register your interest for a berth or to request further information.

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Check here for updates and progress on the Waikawa Marina Extension build

Frequently asked questions

Key Project Delivery Dates

  • Early works on the Waikawa North West Marina Extension will begin from the week of the 16th March. This early work will be mainly “on the water” and will include some survey vessels conducting seafloor substrate testing, and the installation of a silt curtain to minimise construction effects on the underwater environment.
  • Works begin: Contractors will be on site at Waikawa from the week of the 23rd March. This week we will see the establishment of a site office and machinery at the Northern end of Waikawa Marina Trust. There will be no public parking in this area. Waikawa Marina Trust berth holder parking will remain unaffected.

Project Staging
At this stage, the order of works will be as follows:

    • Works will start with the reclamation earthworks,
    • Work will then move on to breakwater and service construction
    • The final stage will be the construction of jetties, roading and buildings

Time frame:
Overall delivery of project is planned to be 2 years
Considerations have been made for the busy periods in the marina to minimise effects on current facility tenants.
First berths available summer 2021

The construction works will be split into four main contracts, and we will keep you updated on this page as to how we are progressing with these. The separate Contracts include:

  1. Breakwater: Including construction of the northern and eastern breakwaters, with the parking platform and pedestrian walkway on the northern breakwater.
  2. Reclamation: Including earthworks, civil and servicing works, hardscaping and boardwalks.
  3. Jetties: Including construction of the concrete floating jetties, piling and gangways.
  4. Buildings: Including construction of three amenity buildings with toilets, showers and laundry facilities.

Additional work includes relocation of existing moorings, gatehouse installation and landscaping.

Waikawa North West marina will provide 251 new berths, ranging in size from 12m – 30m. We will also have some purpose Catamaran berths for multi-hull vessels.

The aesthetic of the new marina will be consistent with the styling and palette of most recent Inner Basin redevelopment at Picton Marina. All jetties will be concrete floating with security gates access to berths Pricing will be in line with Picton Marina.

Contact us via the form on this page to register your interest for a berth.

Over the past twelve years, extensive site investigation (assisted by Cawthron Institute) with Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui and environmental groups has informed marina planning and design.

Many controls are in place to ensure that both construction and ongoing operation of the marina are undertaken in a sustainable way. Safeguards include Te Atiawa oversight of aspects of construction, a Kaimoana management plan and water quality monitoring, and a marine mammal protection plan to ensure that construction activities do not interfere with dolphins and whales frequenting Waikawa Bay.

We have also worked with Te Ātiawa to incorporate cultural expression into the detailed architectual design of the marina.

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