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Safe Harbour Project

Proposed wave attenuator Snug Cove, Eden

The proposed location of the wave attenuator in Snug Cove

The project

The Port of Eden (the port) is an active working port which supports a variety of recreational, commercial and port vessel operations on the far south coast of NSW. On occasion the port is exposed to significant wind and wave conditions which can affect maritime safety in the port and increase the risk of damage to vessels that are moored in Snug Cove or berthed on either the mooring jetty or multi-purpose jetty.

The NSW Government has provided $10 million for the Eden Safe Harbour Project, which will provide a safer harbour for local and visiting vessels and improve the protection of existing maritime infrastructure within Snug Cove, Eden.

Providing a safer harbour will enhance Eden’s reputation as a safe boating destination which is anticipated to result in flow on investment in the Eden region in the maritime and tourism sectors.

The project objective would be achieved by improving the wave climate in Snug Cove by the installation of a wave attenuator, approximately 343m in length, commencing from the end of the multipurpose jetty and extending into part of Cattle Bay.

The final wave attenuator alignment, length and structure type will be finalised following further design development and engagement with industry.

Expressions of Interest for a wave attenuator were called in November 2017.

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) [36.5 MB PDF] has been prepared and is available for public comment until 19 January 2018. Public comments on the REF should be sent to: safe.harbour@industry.nsw.gov.au

Project timeline

Subject to planning approval, construction is expected to commence in 2019 and is expected to take approximately six to nine months to complete.

The wave attenuator would be owned and operated by the NSW Government and is expected to have a minimum service life of 30 years, based on normal maintenance practices.

Project management

The project is managed by the NSW Department of Industry on behalf of Transport for NSW and is overseen by a cross-agency project steering committee committed to ensuring the delivery of the project meets the needs of the port and maximise the economic opportunities for the region.

Project information

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