Port Macquarie Fishermen's Wharf To Be Redeveloped

Port Macquarie Fishermen's Wharf To Be Redeveloped

Port Macquarie’s popular foreshore is set to be transformed into a Fishermen’s Wharf ensuring it continues to be a major drawcard for locals and visitors alike, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said today.

Under the redevelopment, recreational and commercial anglers will have access to new facilities thanks to the NSW Government’s $2.8 million investment.

“No visit to Port Macquarie is complete without a visit to the foreshore, and this investment will cement Port Macquarie as one of the great destinations of NSW,” Ms Berejiklian said.

The project will involve construction of a new boardwalk, public wharf, unloading jetty and moorings on the Hastings River near Kooloonbung Creek.

“This major redevelopment will see the area revitalised with safe and modern facilities for the fishing and boating community, and provide capacity for growth in commercial fishing.

“Port Macquarie will enjoy improved access to the region’s freshest seafood with the potential for fishing trawlers to deliver their catch directly to local restaurants and cafes.

“Leslie is a fighter for her community in the State Parliament and this investment would not have occurred without her strong advocacy.

Mrs Williams said she was pleased the NSW Government was committed to supporting the local fishers.

“Boaters and fishers have depended on the Hastings River for more than a century.

“The new facility will see a much loved asset redeveloped into a thriving Fishermen’s Wharf to enhance the recreational experience along the Hastings River,” Mrs Williams said.

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