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Narooma community asked for feedback on new wharf

Narooma residents are invited to give their feedback on a new $4 million wharf as plans for the project are put on public display. The project is part of the NSW Government’s $205 million package to deliver major improvements to maritime infrastructure for commercial vessels, tour operators and boating enthusiasts. The Government was obliged to update and transforming ageing maritime infrastructure and facilities across the state to enable people to safely access, use and navigate coastal waters and rivers. Community consultation on the detailed planning documents for the construction of the Narooma wharf is underway and everyone in the local and broader communities is encouraged to provide their feedback as an important part of the planning process while giving local residents and businesses the opportunity to help shape the final outcome by providing information about specific needs of their community. Narooma wharf is currently used by tour boat operators, commercial fishing vessels, tourists and the local community. A new, modern first class maritime facility should help local businesses, tourism, and economic growth by continuing to attract boating and watercraft enthusiasts to the area. The project plan includes the demolition of the deteriorating wharf and construction of a 143m long new main wharf. The new wharf project will also involve: installation of a 10-metre-long lower-level landing with stairs connecting to the main wharf and shore level which will provide safer access for users boarding boats during high and low tides installation of a sewage pump-out facility for tour boats upgrade of fire-fighting facilities, utilities and electrical outlets Benefits of the new wharf include: improved access for commercial, industrial and recreational vessels enhanced use of maritime infrastructure for recreational and tourism purposes improved safety for vessels, passengers and pedestrians improved access, particularly for users with mobility impairments and parents/carers with prams. The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) will be on public display until Thursday 16 June 2022. Interested community members will be able to speak directly to the project team during two public information sessions at the Narooma Sports and Leisure Centre, on Thursday 26 May, 6pm-8pm and Saturday 28 May, 2pm-4pm. Comments on the REF should be sent by 16 June 2022 via: email to Naroomawharfproject@transport.nsw.gov.au post to Narooma Wharf Project, Locked Bag 5100, Camperdown NSW 1450. More information on the project can be found HERE.

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