An additional $9 million in funding has been allocated to the Eden Safe Harbour Project to construct a fixed panel wave attenuator in Snug Cove, Eden.
Member for Bega Andrew Constance made the announcement today saying the total NSW Government funding for the project is now confirmed at $19 million.
“In November 2017, we called for expressions of interest for both floating and fixed panel wave attenuator options.
“The Government carefully reviewed applications and decided that a fixed panel wave attenuator will provide the best wave climate and the safest possible harbour for local and visiting vessels.
“Eden port can be exposed to significant wind and wave conditions which can affect maritime safety and increase the risk of damage to vessels moored in Snug Cove.
“The wave attenuator will calm wave activity in the cove providing a safe harbour for local and visiting vessels as well as improve the protection of existing maritime infrastructure.
“Providing a safer harbour will enhance Eden’s reputation as a safe boating destination and in particular as a destination for cruise ships will stimulate local investment in the maritime and tourism sectors.
“This is an exciting time for Eden and the community, I am committed to seeing it become one of the thriving hubs in our region and building on the already fantastic destination point it is,” Mr Constance said.
The announcement comes as the NSW Government begins early contractor involvement activities with Waterway Constructions for the construction contract which is expected to be awarded later this year.
“The Port of Eden is an active working port which supports a variety of recreational, commercial and port vessel operations on the NSW far South Coast,” he said.
Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said the Eden Safe Harbour Project will complement the $44 million Eden Breakwater Wharf Extension project and help to further boost the region’s economy.
Further information is available online on the project’s website: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/lands/major-projects/infrastructure/eden/safe-harbour-project
MEDIA: Andrew Constance – 0400 943 597