The dredging contract for the Eden Breakwater Wharf extension project has been awarded.
Heron Construction Company Ltd will carry out the works to signal the start of the $44 million project that will see the Wharf extended by 110 metres, allowing cruise ships of up to 325 metres long to berth directly alongside the wharf extension instead of offshore.
The start date for the dredging works is dependent on receipt of development consent and are expected to take over seven months to complete, with over 170,000 cubic metres of sand and rock from the sea bed to be excavated to allow the larger vessels to berth at the port.
Once dredging starts, the works will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure the entire project remains on track for completion in 2019.
The project is jointly funded by the Bega Valley Shire Council and the State and Federal Governments.
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