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The Eden Port Development project

Port of Eden

The Port of Eden is a deep water harbour and the southernmost ‘declared Port’ in NSW. The Port is located in Twofold Bay approximately 40km north of the New South Wales and Victorian border and 470 km south of Sydney.

The Port of Eden is an active working port, a premier location for whale watching and fast becoming a popular destination for cruise ship stopovers.

The Port of Eden is in the process of transformation with two major construction projects currently underway. They are the Eden Breakwater Wharf Extension Project and the Safe Harbour Project

Breakwater Wharf Extension Project

The key features of the Breakwater Wharf Extension Project comprises of extending the existing wharf, deepening of the adjacent berth pocket and approach channel and disposal of the dredge material at an offshore disposal site. This will enable cruise ships up to 325m in length to berth alongside the upgraded Breakwater Wharf so that passengers can embark/disembark via a gangway onto the wharf.

The total funding for the project is $44 million, which includes contributions from the Australian Government of $10 million and the Bega Valley Shire Council of $2 million.

Stage one of the project, dredging and fabricating and installing scour protection mattresses, has now been completed with a total of 172 mattresses laid on the seabed.

Stage two, marine structures, has commenced with Waterway Constructions placing orders for long lead items including piles and dolphin steel jackets. Offsite fabrication of piles commenced in January. Mobilisation of plant and equipment to site is expected during March. Piling and associated activities are to commence in April 2018.

The project is currently scheduled to be completed by mid-2019, weather permitting.

Safe Harbour Project

Transport for NSW has provided $10 million for the Eden Safe Harbour Project, which will provide safer anchorage for local and visiting marine vessels within Snug Cove. In addition, the project will help protect existing port infrastructure and support the local tourism, fisheries and forestry industries.

The project will consist of the construction of a wave attenuator, which will reduce the energy in waves that can cause damage to boats, property and the environment.