New cruise terminal investigated for mid-north coast of New South Wales

The Coffs Coast Advocate's super-imposed image of a cruise ship moored in Coffs Harbour The Coffs Coast Advocate's super-imposed image of a cruise ship moored in Coffs Harbour

An investigation into a new international cruise ship terminal for the mid-north coast of New South Wales will get underway as part of a future transport blueprint, with Coffs Harbur and Yamba identified as potential locations.

Maritime Minister Melinda Pavey and Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance announced the investigation with the launch of the government’s Future Transport 2056 strategy.

Future Transport 2056 is a new strategy to meet transport needs in New South Wales over the coming four decades and community feedback is being sought until December 3.

‘This is a major step, with the need for a facility being recognised in the 10 to 20 year horizon, so early investigations can now begin,’ Pavey said. 

‘The cruise industry is booming and is set to get bigger in coming years,’ Constance said. ‘A cruise terminal would give the region a share of that industry.’

A Future Transport mobile consultation van is scheduled to visit Port Macquarie on October 30 for community comment.

 

Posted 25 October 2017

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Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent

 

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