The Port of Eden is set to become a safe small boat harbour, with construction of a wave wall to begin this year.
Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, confirmed Austral Construction has been awarded the tender for the project, which will see a 366 metre fixed panel attenuator built to calm wave activity in the cove.
Work on the wall will start in late 2021 and is expected to be completed in September 2022.
The CYCA has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the community of Eden and the Port of Eden Marina. The port is a place of refuge for boats which are forced to withdraw from the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, as well as a stop for many deliveries on the way back.
“Providing a safe harbour will enhance Eden’s reputation as a safe boating destination which will stimulate local investment in the maritime and tourism sectors,” Mr Constance said.
“Exposure to significant wind and wave conditions in the working port had historically limited the recreational, commercial and port vessel operations on the NSW far South Coast.
“The effects of the wave action in this exposed part of the NSW coast will be reduced with the help of this new, impressive piece of infrastructure by September next year.”
The introduction of the wave attenuator will make Eden the only protected small boat port between Sydney and Melbourne with a deep, safe entry.