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Project Partners

Port Nikau is the long term vision of two committed, passionate business partners wanting to make Whangarei a better place to live.

Creating a vision for Port Nikau

Fifteen years ago, the Port Nikau Joint Venture was formed, when its partners saw an opportunity to purchase land that would become integral to the successful and sustainable economic growth and development of Whangarei and Northland. Port Nikau offered an opportunity to open up access to the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, directly connecting Whangarei’s city with its wonderful coastal environment.

Strengthening the marine sector

Port Nikau Joint Venture partners, the Heatley family and Westpoint Limited (Tony and Clare Davies-Colley), have spent the last decade working hard to support and manage existing commercial interests in Port Nikau, with a particular focus on strengthening marine facilities. This in turn has strengthened Whangarei’s wider economic growth, as the Port Nikau development has gradually taken shape.

A genuine opportunity for growth

Seeking inspiration from around the world, the Port Nikau Joint Venture has designed a Masterplan for the development that will transform Port Nikau from the city’s industrial backbone and commercial port to a modern, sustainable, urban harbourside community to meet the needs of the city and the region today, and in the future. The Heatley and Davies-Colley families are creating a genuine opportunity for the future growth and success of Whangarei, opening up the inner harbour and its beauty for all to enjoy and offering a new way of living.