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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.

Heron Construction commenced dredging activities in September 2017, which was completed in November 2017. Currently, the fabrication and installation of scour protection is underway and forecast to be completed in early 2018.

On 30 October 2017 the marine structures contract was awarded to Waterways Construction, who are scheduled to mobilise plant and equipment to site in early 2018.

Construction is due to commence in March 2018 with project completion currently scheduled in Mid-2019.

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.