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The Issue

South west gales in Twofold Bay cause significant damage to recreational and commercial shipping in the Port of Eden. More

The Safe Harbour Project

Marina Layout

Achieving the greatest local value from Eden’s unique natural and community assets by:

  • Creating a safe small boat port
    protected from the south west gales based on
  • Government funding
    for a panel breakwater (wave attenuator)
    estimated cost $10 million and
  • Private Marina Investment
    estimated cost $6 million in 2 stages

The Vision

Attenuator Alignment
Attenuator Alignment
Onshore Development
  • Employment, investment and development for Eden
  • Safe, busy 173 berth marina – the boating/charter hub for south east Australia
  • $100 million onshore development of the Snug Cove precinct

A Snug Cove Marina will deliver:

  • Up to 173 berths
  • Private capital expenditure $8.4 million
  • 23 Full time jobs
  • Turnover $2.2 million p.a.
  • Gross profit $900,000 p.a.
  • Year round local expenditure by marina operator and users
  • * Accommodation * Supplies * Services * Maintenance and * Repairs
  • Increased year-round Snug Cove tourism
  • Major private investment and development of the former BP & Mobil sites and other sites in Eden.

It’s Time for Eden to start 

Typical Supporting Statement

“For those boat owners that regularly sail the NSW coast, the significance of Eden as an important port of call cannot be overstated. Located about 40 nautical miles north of the Victorian border, it is the last all weather port to which yachtsmen have access before entering Bass Strait. Conversely, it is also the port that yachtsmen call into after a voyage across the Strait from Tasmania or from ports to the west in Victoria and South Australia. And for those seeking shelter from the type of weather this part of the world is notorious for, Eden is the safest, if not the only, destination for hundreds of miles around.”

Anton le Rutte,
Boat Owners Association of NSW