Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour Upgrade


Project overview

Transport for NSW Maritime is funding upgrades to the existing boating facilities at Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour to improve safe access to the waterway.

Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour Upgrade

Latest news

November 2022 - Site investigations

Site investigations are now complete and the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) will be available soon. We will invite community feedback on the project proposal when the concept design and REF go on public display in early 2023.

August 2022 - Site investigations

The Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour upgrade project is in the early stages of development.

As the result of recent flooding in the area, we still have some critical site investigations to complete and will finalise these when conditions improve.

Once complete we will publish the Review of Environmental Factors and seek feedback on the concept design from the community. We will also provide further information about any potential impacts during construction.

At this stage, the number of berths that will become available will not be known until construction is complete. We have now closed the waitlist for berths in this harbour until after the project is completed.

Project information


In February 2021, the then Minister for Transport and Roads, the Hon. Andrew Constance, announced $2.8 million of maritime stimulus funding for the upgrade of maritime infrastructure at Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour.

The Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour is a popular boat harbour located on the far north coast of NSW.

Transport for NSW has reviewed relevant investigations, concepts and community feedback from work completed by Crown Lands for the Brunswick Heads Harbour Draft Master Plan, which  has informed the development of the concept plan for this upgrade project.

About the project

The current harbour infrastructure needs upgrading that meets current safety and accessibility standards. The project aims to deliver:

  • Increased community access and use of the boat harbour
  • Increased safety for users of the boat harbour facility by upgrading infrastructure to meet relevant modern design standards
  • Improved accessibility for vessel users in the tidal environment
  • Metered water and power services for each berth

Next steps

  • Displaying the Review of Environmental Factors and concept design
  • Delivering community information sessions
  • Completing the community Have your say feedback period
  • Completing the consultation summary report
  • Seeking tenders for the construction work

Community information

Frequently asked questions

How do I put my name on a waitlist to get a berth in the new upgraded harbour?

At this stage the number of berths that will become available is not known until after construction is completed. We have now closed the waitlist until after construction is completed. We will update the website on this process closer to this time.

What if I have already got my name on the waitlist?

If you have registered for the waitlist previously, this has been recorded by us. You do not need to apply again.

How long is it expected until a berth becomes available for me on the waitlist?

Brunswick Heads Harbour is an extremely popular harbour. The harbour is currently also at capacity. At this stage we do not know how many berths will be available after construction.

Our waitlist has also now been closed; the waitlist exceeds the current harbour number of berths. If you need a berth immediately, we suggest you look at alternative sites as we cannot estimate when a berth will become vacant and available to you on the list.

Does this project include dredging of the river entrance and river?

No it does not, this project is to upgrade the on-water berthing infrastructure within the harbour.

Project documents

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Community updates

Contact us

For more information contact the project team:

Phone: 1300 066 965

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