Monday 26 June 2017
The RMS will go ahead with plans to expand the Elizabeth Bay Marina. Our campaign got berths for 20-metre boats replaced with 15-metre boats, which will reduce view impacts, 24-hour water access for kayaks and water taxi, and night work restrictions.
While there will be no net gain in boats with four swing moorings to be removed, there are still more and larger boats berthed, which will reduce views and increase activity. The facility is bigger with more concrete on the water.
As the owner, developer and consent authority, RMS can now proceed. The process has been inferior and harbour development should be subject to an independent, open and transparent environmental impact assessment.