Narooma Wharf replacement

Narooma Wharf
Narooma Wharf

The NSW Government is delivering major improvements to maritime infrastructure and facilities across the state to help the boating and wider community safely access, use and navigate our rivers and coastal waters.

Background

Narooma Wharf is located on the northern side of Bluewater Drive, Wagonga Inlet, in the Eurobodalla Shire Council local government area, is currently used by tour boat operators, commercial fishing operators, as well as the local community and tourists. A public walkway and kerbside parking are located along the southern side of the existing wharf.

What are we planning?

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is planning to upgrade Narooma Wharf due to its age and deteriorated condition. TfNSW is also taking this opportunity to improve the safety for users of the facility by including floating components and a lower level landing in the new design. This will provide safer access for users boarding boats during high and low tides, which is currently challenging due to the fixed level of the existing wharf.

The proposal includes the replacement of the existing wharf with a new wharf of similar size and position, with improved amenity and access for both boats and pedestrians.

The key features of the proposal are as follows: 

  • staged demolition and removal of the wharf starting with the eastern section
  • construction of a new 77 metre long by four metre wide fixed wharf, connected to the shore via walkways
  • installation of a ten metre long lower-level landing halfway along the fixed wharf, with stairs leading to the main wharf and shore level
  • construction of a new 66 metre long by four metre wide pontoon, consisting of a shore-side platform connected to a pontoon via a gangway with a landing platform
  • installation of a sewage pump-out facility for tour boats
  • upgrade of the seawall adjacent to the pontoon, if required
  • upgrade of firefighting, utilities and electrical outlets
  • installation of security gates.

The proposed work would be staged to ensure that the wharf would remain operational during the construction period.

Subject to planning approval, construction of the proposal is expected to commence in early 2022 and take around four months to complete.

Narooma Wharf project deliverables

Benefits of the project

The benefits of this project will be far-reaching:

  • the wharf will be safer and more accessible to all users of all abilities; 
  • the upgrade will fuel economic growth for the area through improved access to coastal infrastructure and river systems for commercial, industrial and recreational vessels
  • it will enhance the use of maritime infrastructure for recreational and tourism purposes, with resulting opportunities for employment
  • it will mitigate against safety risks to vessels, passengers and pedestrians using the facility
  • the new wharf will contribute to the protection of coastal assets and environmental values.

What is happening now?

TfNSW is seeking community feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF), which is the planning document for the reconstruction of the wharf to ensure that we fully understand the local community’s needs.

The REF will be on public display from Monday 9 May until Friday 15 July 2022.

Two public information sessions will be held, where you can drop in and talk directly to the project team. These will be held at the Narooma Sports and Leisure Centre at 100 Bluewater Drive at the following times:

  • Thursday 26 May2022 from 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday 28 May 2022 from 2pm-4pm

The REF can be accessed at the drop-in sessions and in the following ways:

  • read (in hard copy) at the Narooma Library in Field Street during opening hours.
  • viewed or downloaded from here (see Documents below).
  • read (in hard copy) at the TfNSW Maritime head office at 33 James Craig Road, Rozelle NSW 2039, Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If you wish to comment on the proposal, send your comments by 15 July 2022:

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Documents

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May 2022 community update

Narooma Wharf replacement.

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Review of Environmental Factors - April 2022

Narooma Wharf replacement.

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Contact us

For more information on the project please contact:

Email: NaroomaWharfProject@transport.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 1800 962 033

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