POEM members welcome the NSW Government commitment to successfully delivering both the breakwater wharf extension (cruise ships) and wave attentuator (safe harbour/marina) projects in tandem by the first half of 2017, the Secretary of POEM, Dr Robert Bain said today.This commitment was made clear at the very successful community information session about the Port of Eden development conducted by NSW Crownlands, Roads and Maritime and other government agencies on Monday 7 September.
These projects combined will have a major impact on Snug Cove and the overall Eden economy as they come on line.
The decision to do both projects together using the same contractors where appropriate and with the same timelines and end dates for each is clearly the most efficient and cost effective way to go.
It will also ensure the maximum synergy between the completed projects.
POEM members are very grateful for the continued interest and support for these projects shown by the Member for Bega and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance.
We look forward to working with NSW authorities on the 200 berth marina project as soon as the attenuator design is finalised. Hopefully this will be in early 2016.
The marina will operate 365 days of the year and deliver ongoing jobs and investment in Snug Cove and the Eden region.