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Published 1 July 2021 Working collaboratively with key stakeholders to invest in maritime infrastructure as part of the Maritime Infrastructure Plan 2019–2024.
content image An aerial view of a bay in Sydney. Photo: MMC.


Our waterways support many commercial and recreational boating activities that deliver economic and social benefits for NSW.

The NSW Maritime Infrastructure Plan will improve how the NSW Government plans, funds and delivers maritime infrastructure to ensure safe access and use of NSW waterways, and deliver benefits to recreational boaters, commercial fishers and the tourism industry.

The plan adopts a new approach to delivering maritime infrastructure through greater coordination, collaboration and reducing red tape, and provides councils and the private sector with greater certainty in how the government will prioritise investment in maritime infrastructure, enabling them to invest in their own infrastructure with confidence.


There are 14 key investment locations identified in the plan:

  • The Tweed, Clarence and Richmond Rivers and Coffs Harbour
  • Port Macquarie, Forster-Tuncurry, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and Pittwater
  • Botany Bay/Port Hacking and Wollongong Harbour
  • Jervis Bay/the Shoalhaven, Batemans Bay and Eden.

Local government areas - Clarence Valley Council, Coffs Harbour coucil, Lake Macquarie, Port Macquarie-Hastings council, Port Stephens Council, Richmond valley Council, Shoalhaven council, Tweed Shire, Wollongong council

Lead agency

Maritime Infrastructure Delivery Office within Transport for NSW


  • Local councils
  • Private sector

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