MarineWorx has announced the proposed development of a new 220-240 berth marina, hardstand and dry stack facility for the Nelson Region.
MarineWorx is a Nelson based company that has been operating since 2012, providing a range of vessel maintenance, cleaning, and boat brokerage services.
While a low-key approach has been taken to date, MarineWorx has been receiving strong interest for berths through its marine brokerage activities. Over the last three years, they have had discussions with Nelson City Council, Port Nelson Ltd, some of the local Iwi, Department of Conservation and Friends of the Haven, making them aware of the proposal prior to going public.
MarineWorx owner, Garry Phillips said, “We have received positive support for the project including the backing of local investors. We have a long process ahead, involving a resource consent application, so we are unable to say when we will get the development underway.”
The marina will consist of several green initiatives, along with a zero-land infill design. Mr Phillips said, “We have incorporated a base for non-powered water sports, with a separate access channel to improve health and safety. Access to Nelson City Council and Port Nelson
Ltd land will determine the potential for our development. This would enable us to cater for the non-powered water sports clubs, a dry stack able to house 200 boats ( 5 – 9 metres in length) and the marinas own hardstand and maintenance facilities”.
A website www.bluehavenmarina.nz will soon be launched allowing the public to gain more information, provide feedback and lodge expressions of interest for marina berths