DEPUTY Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner has announced a tender for the design and construction of 23 wet pen berths at Bermagui Harbour and 36 timber piles at Sinclairs Cove.
Mr Stoner said this was part of the second stage of the mooring contract at Bermagui, representing an investment of some $1.6 million by the NSW Government.
“This second stage includes the remaining five berths of Row A and 18 new berths of Row B, which straddles the inner training wall of Bermagui Harbour,” Mr Stoner said.
“This will bring the total number of new berths, or moorings, along the training wall to 53.
“The tender includes installation of 36 timber piles at Sinclairs Cove to provide structural support to 18 individual floating pontoons.
“The work will be funded from the NSW Government’s Coastal Infrastructure Program administered by NSW Trade & Investment Crown Lands.”
Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the new work would complement the stage one works which included construction of a new hardstand area, car parking and installation of 30 floating pontoons.
“Stage two will cater for 23 vessels ranging from 10 metres to 15 metres in length,” Mr Constance said.
“There is a strong demand for wet pen berths at Bermagui due to its popularity as a holiday and fishing destination.
“The stage two work is scheduled to be completed by mid-2014.”
Mr Stoner said the project demonstrated the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s commitment to NSW State Plan outcomes by investing in new boating facilities especially on the far South Coast of NSW.
Details of the tender are available at www.tenders.nsw.gov.au and interested parties must submit a tender by 2pm on September 17.