Welcome to the home of the Upper Waitemata Marine Centre.

This website has been put together to provide information on the new Upper Waitemata Marine Centre that is planned for Hobsonville Point.

This has been a project in the planning since October 2009 when the Crown and the Waitakere City Council recognised the need to have a facility on The Landing at Hobsonville Point for water based recreational uses and other community uses. The Crown and the Waitakere City Council agreed to work together with interested representatives of the community to ensure that an appropriately sized and located facility is an integral part of the Crown’s development at the Landing.

The Hobsonville Point Marine Sports Recreation Centre Charitable Trust (2674091) was established on 20th June 2017 to facilitate the creation and management of the facility known as the Upper Harbour Regional Marine Centre.

Progressing the development of the Upper Waitemata Marine Centre has been complex in nature as the availability of suitable land to build on with water access has been restricted by the other development on the Landing; however with the support of Kāinga Ora (previously HLC) we have been working hard and hope to have a facility for the community and water access for the wider Upper Harbour community in the near future.

This is a community facility and we are now getting closer to being able to get started. While the purpose may be seen as for water based recreational uses, the facility is being designed to accommodate a range of other community uses too.

Developed by Strachan Group Architects and with generous financial support of Barfoot & Thompson we have been able to get this video walk-through which gives a very good idea of what the facility will look like.

Of course we are excited with how this is now progressing and look forward to the day when the building can actually start.

How is this progressing;

  • We have Resource Consent for the total project – publicly notified and not a single objection
  • About to see the platform and wharf start to be built – just waiting on Council to provide building consents and then tender to be issued
  • Developed design for Marine Centre is completed
  • Fundraising for the detailed design is underway so we can get the building consent application in
  • Once we have completed the detailed design we will be onto the major fundraising effort to raise funds for the actual building of the Marine Centre.

We are now starting to show the public and of course any potential funders more about the project, the benefits for the wider community and what is needed to get this fantastic facility completed.

We thank you for showing interest in what we are doing, and will be providing further information as the project progresses.