Coffs Harbour has been identified as a potential location for an International Cruise Terminal.
An investigation into a new International Cruise Ship Terminal for the NSW Mid North Coast will start as part of a future transport blueprint.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance, alongside Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced the start of investigations as part of the launch of the government’s Future Transport 2056 strategy.
The new facility has the potential to link in with North Coast tourist hotspots and part of the process will look at how to integrate the proposed port with the wider area.
“The Cruise Industry is booming and is set to get bigger in coming years. A cruise terminal would give the region a share of that industry,” Mr Constance said.
Mr Fraser said the South wall could be a possible location in the Coffs Harbour Marina for a terminal which would see economic benefits for the region, similar to that of Eden on the NSW far south coast.
Future Transport 2056 is currently open for public feedback until December 3, 2017. To view the draft strategy, go to future.transport.nsw.gov.au.