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Port of Eden Marina Incorporated started this petition to NSW Minister For Transport Andrew Constance

“Snug Cove is a great asset for the future of Eden that the community and boaters cannot afford to lose” 

The members of POEM (Port of Eden Marina) are calling on the NSW Department of Transport to immediately call for tenders for the long stalled Snug Cove Safe Harbour project wave attenuator. POEM is a not for profit association set up to promote the interest of the local region. None of its members have a direct interest in the Snug Cove project.

After costing over $3m of taxpayers’ money, over 8 years of countless meetings, and multiple consultancies, the Snug Cove Safe Harbour project has not delivered any benefit for the Eden community or the boating public and appears most unlikely to do so in the future. 

Many people and organisations have given strong support to the Snug Cove Safe Harbour project over the last decade because it can provide a wide range of jobs, increased tourism, better business in the town and greater overall investment for 365 days every year. 

Close to the dangerous Bass Strait, Eden has the only deep-water harbour between Sydney and Tasmania and Melbourne. It is acknowledged by all the experts as the perfect location for a safe harbour and all-weather marina on the NSW South Coast. 

After years of studies and negotiations, POEM and the key departments agreed in mid-2018 on the alignment and design of an attenuator which is displayed in a shop window in the middle of Eden. 

The Government is now claiming that the agreed attenuator is too expensive and is refusing to go to open tender. They are developing a cheaper, radically modified design which will neither provide for a safe harbour nor enable a marina ever to be to be built in Snug Cove. This will be a permanent loss to the community looking for economic recovery after the fires and Covid-19. 

Andrew Constance, the Minister for Transport, can put a stop to this endless stonewalling by directing the NSW Port Authority to take immediate action to seek public competitive tenders for the agreed design. 

Please support this call by signing this petition and forwarding the email to as many people as possible.

To see the design and agreed alignment of the attenuator go to: or Facebook Port of Eden Marina.

Contact info for Andrew Constance:

Andrew Constance, Member for Bega. Bega Electorate Office: 122 Carp St Bega NSW 2550

Phone: (02) 6492 2056  Fax: (02) 6492 3578  Email: 


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