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Community Info Session/Update about Wharf Project
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Innovation & Leadership Skills in Business – FREE WORKSHOP
Place Activation Workshop – what does it mean?
Chamber releases Position Statement on Wharf Development Project
More updates on the Wharf Projects
Wharf Development Project – the very latest info.
Update on Eden Wharf Developments
2016 Chamber Executive elected
Business Awards – Download Nomination Forms here

Community Info Session/Update about Wharf Project

Come along to the Eden Fishermen’s Club on Wednesday 6th July 2016 from 5:30pm till 8:00pm to find out the very latest news about the wharf project.

With the recent announcement of an additional $29 million from the State Government, the total project funding is now set at $44 million. This is a very significant injection of funds into our town and will see our Port become one of the busiest in regional Australia.  With this comes economic stimulus and more jobs for young and a little older.

A number of key stakeholders will be in attendance including the Project Manager and team, Port Authority of NSW Representatives, members of the Community Liaison Group, Cruise Eden Co-Ordinator Natalie Godward and members of the Chamber Executive.  Community members are encouraged to ask questions relating to this exciting project of any of these people.

Click on this link to download the flyer:  Eden Community Info Session Invite 6 July


Innovation & Leadership Skills in Business – FREE WORKSHOP

A great opportunity has been offered by NSW Trade & Investment for a chance to participate in an Innovation & Leadership Skills in Business Workshop in Bega on Tuesday 21 June 2016.

It is for individuals who will have a leadership role in promoting innovation within a whole organisation – we have many of these people in our community!


  • It’s FREE!
  • Maximum is only 12 – so register now! (but the course won’t run if they don’t get the min. of 8)
  • You will receive a Statement of Attainment – any training or skills offered for FREE are rare so don’t miss out!

Click on the link below for all the details.

Innovation and Leadership in Business Workshop Flyer – Bega & Moruya


Place Activation Workshop – what does it mean?

An exciting Workshop is planned for Eden on the back of all the new business opportunities currently buzzing around the region. A Place Activation Workshop will be held on Thursday 19th May from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the RSL Hall in Calle Calle Street, Eden.  Download the flyer here.

Definition:  Place activation is defined as planning for diverse human activity in a place. When planning for new opportunities for a ‘place’ (in this case, Eden), the focus is on ensuring the needs of all potential users are met.  This will provide for the natural, organic and sustainable use of places by people as part of their daily life. In turn having a place full of people will attract more people.


Chamber releases Position Statement on Wharf Development Project

The Eden Chamber of Commerce felt compelled to release a Position Statement in relation to the Wharf Development Project.

It has become obvious to us that there is much confusion about the projects circulating around the community.  As our President and Vice President have been involved with the progress of this vital project for several years and are members of the Community Liaison Group, we have all the most recent information available.

The Project is complex – as expected.  Any infrastructure development in a marine environment is complex.  That is why the Project Team has engaged the most up-to-date specialists in this field throughout.

If anyone has any specific queries in relation to the project, feel free to contact the President, Jenny Robb on 0429 961 047 or email:

In the meantime, please click here to read the Position Statement.

More updates on the Wharf Projects

As things progress with the Eden Wharf Extension and Safe Harbour Projects, representatives from the Dept. of Trade & Investment have kindly printed the very latest information on A3 display sheets.

The prints include:

  • final design options for the wharf extension itself;
  • possible location of the wave attenuator (safe harbour project);
  • latest status of the many licences, permits etc. required for the works;
  • NSW Procurement Steps (for a project of this size) and timing for Gateway Reviews;
  • Overview of the Preliminary and Final Business Case which must be prepared for projects over $10 million in value;
  • various additional funding options that may be considered by NSW Treasury in the June 2016 budget.

This information will be displayed from 5:15pm on Monday 4th April 2016  (and throughout the Chamber General Meeting 5:30pm) in the Captains Table Room at the Eden Fishermen’s Club.  Thereafter the Chamber is seeking to have this information (and any future updates) displayed for the community’s benefit in a vacant window in Imlay Street (to be confirmed).



Wharf Development Project – the very latest info.

The Wharf Development Project Team have given approval for us to distribute the very latest information about where the project is at.  As you will see, there are many studies required to ensure the project meets all the necessary criteria and we are well on the way.

The most exciting thing is that the team is now looking seriously at ensuring the wharf extension is ‘future proof’ and will cater for the very large vessels currently being constructed for the cruise industry.  This is a huge win as research shows that cruise ships are just going to get bigger and we need to be ready for that in future.

The establishment of an office in Bega will also help us to ensure our community is kept up-to-date with the very latest news as it happens.  

Download the documents from these links:

Eden CLG Meeting presentation – February 2016




Update on Eden Wharf Developments

Things are moving – albeit a little slower than anticipated – on the wharf extension. Dredging is likely to commence in the very near future and then it will be all systems go!!  The great news is that the Project Team remain confident that the wharf will be ready to take large cruiseships alongside in time for the 2017/18 cruise season.  Very exciting times ahead for our little town.

The Eden Port Development Community Liaison Group is working closely with the Project Team on this project and have all the up-to-date information relating to it, so feel free to ask local representatives if you have any queries. Our President Jenny Robb represents the Chamber on this group, with Vice President Gail Ward also attending as Eden Tourism’s representative.

The following Press Release must have missed the deadline for the Magnet this week which is disappointing but here it is in full:  UPDATE FROM EDEN PORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS COMMUNITY LIAISON GROUP (2)


2016 Chamber Executive elected

A very well attended A.G.M. held on 8 February 2016 saw the following members elected to the Chamber Executive for 2016:

President: Jenny Robb
Vice President:  Gail Ward
Junior Vice President: Clair Mudaliar
Secretary: Kari Esplin
Junior Secretary: Maryanne Palmer
Treasurer/Public Officer: Peter Mann
Events: Mel Warren & Bronwyn Schmich
Projects: Brent Dunne & Graeme White
Tourism:  Ed Chenery (Gail Ward if Ed unavailable)

The meeting was extremely positive with many new initiatives coming to fruition and the community and business district feeling more and more confident about the future.

The Chamber Executive will endeavour to engage several different speakers throughout the year, including an update on this year’s Cruise Eden season and a presentation from the Eden Resort Hotel group on progress on the marina development.







Business Awards – Download Nomination Forms here

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Eden Excellence in Business Awards – it’s time to get on Board!

There are two Nomination forms:

  • “People’s Choice” (nominations from customers/community)
  • “Excellence in Small Business” (nominations by the business itself)

Nomination forms can be downloaded below:

People’s Choice Business Awards Nomination Form

Entry Form (NSW Chamber Categories)

“Excellence in Small Business” categories winners will then automatically progress to the regional awards.  READ THE ENTRY FORMS FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

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