Snug Cove Maritime Precinct


Project overview

The NSW Government has taken another key step towards its goal of transforming the Port of Eden into a major destination for tourist and commercial boaters on the south coast of NSW.

Snug Cove

Latest news

March 2024 - Project update

Transport for NSW continues to work on funding opportunities to deliver the Snug Cove Maritime Precinct for the Eden community. This includes partnering with Bega Valley Shire Council in applying for funding under the Australian Government’s Regional Precincts and Partnerships Program (RPPP).
The joint application for funding will include the following:

  • 79 floating berths
  • Landscaping to improve the Port of Eden area
  • A small ancillary building

The scope of the proposal may change based on funding and further approvals.

Applications for the Partnerships Program have closed and we are expecting to know by April or May whether our application was successful. We will keep the community updated on any progress.

August 2023 – Review of proposal for the Snug Cove Precinct is completed

The review of two proposal received for the Snug Cove Maritime Precinct has been completed.
Following the evaluation of the proposals Transport for NSW is unable to move forward with these, due to various commercial and risk related factors.

We had hoped that Snug Cove Marine Precinct would attract more interest from the private sector to invest in this unique partnership opportunity. However, we believe the current economic climate particularly in the construction industry may have impacted this process at this time.

We are continuing to explore other potential avenues and options for the development of the Snug Cove Maritime Precinct.

Unfortunately, this was not the outcome we had hoped for. Right now, we need to work with several areas of Government on next steps.

This may take some time, as we reset the project and we will update the when we have further information. 

Project information

Project background

The first step was improving the harbour’s infrastructure with the $36 million Eden Safe Harbour Project, which includes the construction of a 366-metre wave attenuator to improve maritime safety, reliability and accessibility for all users. We are now undergoing a competitive process seeking private investors to lease and operate sections of the Snug Cove Maritime Precinct within the Port of Eden

The NSW Government’s Maritime Infrastructure Plan identifies Eden as a critical investment location to support the commercial fishing industry, tourism and recreational boating visitation in NSW. Located between Sydney and Melbourne, Eden is a significant maritime hub on the South Coast of NSW. It also supports one of the largest fishing fleets in the state, the Royal Australian Navy and Bega Valley region’s timber industry.

In November 2022, Transport invited expressions of interest from interested commercial parties, with the necessary experience and capability to undertake development(s) within the Precinct in partnership with the NSW Government. Following the expression of interest stage, short-listed applicants will be invited to participate in a competitive, commercially binding stage that is expected to conclude with the award of one or more agreements between the NSW Government and private sector delivery partners.

Project documents

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Community updates

Archived news

November 2022 - Expression of Interest

Transport for NSW announced the Expression of Interest for prospective tenders for Eden Snug Cove is now open for applications.

View the E-Tendering website for further information.

October 2022 - Market Engagement process

Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney, David Elliott, announced the start of the Market Engagement process for Eden Snug Cove Maritime Precinct.

Contact us

For more information contact the project team.

Phone: 1800 497 190 (during business hours)

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