Tweed Heads boat maintenance facility

Tweed Heads boat maintenance facility
Tweed Heads boat maintenance facility

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

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Transport for NSW is seeking your feedback by 17 September on the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 25Mb) that assesses potential impacts from the proposed work and identifies strategies to minimise the impacts.

Your feedback will help us understand what is important to the community and will also help in preparing plans for managing impacts during construction. You can provide feedback by:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 1800 955 818 (toll free)
  • Post: Tweed Heads Boat Maintenance Facility Project,
    Transport for NSW, Maritime Branch
    3 James Craig Road
    Rozelle NSW 2039

Information Sessions

Due to COVID restrictions we are holding two online information sessions to give you the opportunity to speak to members of the project team.

We encourage you to join the meetings 15 minutes before to the meeting starts as you may need to download an app.

Project background

The NSW Government recognises the continued need to support the renewal and upgrade of boating infrastructure and facilities with local significance for recreational and commercial boating throughout the state.

The Tweed River is used by recreational boaters, commercial fishing vessels and maritime related tourism operators. The current deteriorating slipway at Southern Boat Harbour needs major maintenance or replacement, and is currently only able to service a small number and range of vessel due to its condition.

Benefits of the project

The project will deliver:

  • increased community access and use of the boat maintenance facility by upgrading the slipway to accommodate a 75-tonne boat travel lift
  • increased safety for users of the boat maintenance facility by upgrading services and equipment to meet current codes
  • increased protection and improvement of the Tweed marine environment by upgrading the drainage and waste water treatment system at the boat maintenance facility
  • improved facilities for boat users with new office, shower and toilet amenities and increased hard stand work and storage areas.
  • improved visual aesthetic of the area.

What are we proposing?

The proposed upgraded boat maintenance facility will be completed in two stages. Stage two is dependent on funding availability. The work for each stage includes:

Stage One – Upgraded boat maintenance facility

  • demolishing the deteriorating existing boat maintenance facility, including the slipway rails, winch and cradle
  • demolishing the office building, workshop and storage container and replace with new building and storage container
  • constructing a levelled hardstand area with new pavement surface and drainage
  • constructing overwater lift platforms
  • installing service pontoons and access gangways
  • installing a new 75-tonne boat travel lift
  • installing a commercial waste water treatment system.

Stage Two – Improved amenities, storage and access

  • constructing a new road entry from Terranora Terrace to the wharf access road
  • extending hardstand area to the east which requires removing the existing road entry from Terronora terrace to the wharf access road.
  • Constructing a relocated storage yard with above ground oil storage tank
  • installing amenities block with toilets and showers
  • installing new fencing and gate access.

Project documents


Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 955 818 (toll free)


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