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    The Revitalising Eden Harbour Program will coordinate the delivery of three major projects for the Port of Eden: the Eden Welcome Centre, the Safe Harbour Project and the Eden Harbourside Activation Project.

    The NSW Government is committed to improving port infrastructure and supporting the economic development of Eden as a maritime tourism hub along the Sapphire Coast.

    Port Authority of New South Wales will lead the coordination of the Revitalising Eden Harbour Program (program) with the support of our partner Transport for NSW (Safe Harbour Project) and the Department of Planning Industry and Environment (Eden Harbourside Activation Project). 

    By coordinating these projects, the program will ensure they develop in a whole-of-port approach, supporting jobs and economic development through the expansion of port infrastructure, working port activity, tourism, improved customer experiences and private-sector investment.

    The key projects that make up the program are:

    The Eden Welcome Centre (Port Authority of NSW)

    As Eden becomes an increasingly popular cruise destination, the Eden Welcome Centre will be a purpose-built facility to provide for the forecasted 100,000 cruise passengers each year, stallholders, port administration and other port operations. The Eden Welcome Centre will be located on the existing co-op site adjacent to Eden Ice Supplies within close proximity of the recently completed cruise wharf. 

    The Welcome Centre will be designed by award-winning architectural firm, Cox, designers of the Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf. The centre will have:

    • two floors with an approximate size of 1000 square metres
    • a ground floor with capacity for visitors, an area for market stallholders and restroom amenities
    • a first floor with office space for multi-agency staff with maritime responsibilities and other commercial uses.


    Find out more about the Eden Welcome Centre

    The Safe Harbour Project (Maritime Branch of Transport for NSW)

    Snug Cove can be exposed to extreme wind and wave conditions which can impact on safety and access by visiting vessels. The Safe Harbour Project will provide a safer, more reliable and accessible harbour for all maritime users and improve the protection of Snug Cove's existing maritime infrastructure.

    Providing a safer harbour will enhance Eden’s reputation as a safe boating destination and is anticipated to encourage further investment from the maritime and tourism sectors.

    The Harbourside Activation Project (Department of Planning Industry and Environment)

    The Harbourside Activation Project will explore options for the redevelopment of the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre site. Modifications to this mixed-use zoned site have the potential to provide retail activation, commercial use, residential accommodation and recreational marine activities to better support the foreshore and harbour precinct and help unlock the town’s tourism potential.

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    Further information on each of the Projects activities and projected timeframes will be available to the community in the coming months.