by Jeni Bone
Batemans Bay, approximately 282 km south of Sydney and 130 km South East of Canberra, will have a new Marina that will bring business and the public together with a myriad of services.
Batemans Bay is destined to regain its fishing and boating crown with a $60m overhaul.
The local boating fraternity and business community will rejoice at new amenities and a complete overhaul of the NSW south coast’s favourite fishing and boating paradise.
The 12.3 ha site comprises 126 wet berth marina accommodating vessels up to 12 m in length. The site also includes a slipway, hardstand maintenance area, refuelling facilities and a marine service maintenance workshop.
It is hoped the $60 million redevelopment will become a destination in itself, creating employment and economic growth, as well as bringing new investment into the region.
The Batemans Bay foreshore park concept.
Ariadne Australia Ltd has a Head of Agreement with the Department of Lands. The proposal envisages a new 240 wet berth marina, a 250 vessel drystack facility, a commercial precinct providing services such as a chandlery, cafes, restaurants and tourism related business, as well as a tourist accommodation precinct.
The completion of the Heads of Agreement will now allow Ariadne to access the boat harbour to undertake geotechnical investigations to finalise plans for the site.
More at http://www.batemansbaymarina.com.au/