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Wharf Developments – Facts (not rumours)
Great guest speakers at August Meeting!
More Cruise Ships booked for 2015
State Government seals the deal on the wharf extension

Wharf Developments – Facts (not rumours)

Don’t listen to rumours – find out what is really happening with the wharf redevelopment.  

Your Eden Chamber of Commerce is the official local contact for this project which is why Chamber members are so excited about it!  Read the Fact Sheets from the Department managing the projects so you know what’s really  happening.  Every day brings this all closer to fruition – there are very exciting times ahead so make sure you keep up with the latest tourism business development opportunities that abound in this region.  

And whilst we are all a little impatient, the plans have to be absolutely spot on so it will all be worth the wait.

Great guest speakers at August Meeting!

Don’t miss the next General Meeting of the Chamber on Monday 4th August from 5:30pm at the Eden Fishermen’s Club (in the upstairs Captains Table room).  Guest speakers this month will be Anthony Osborne, Tourism Manager at Sapphire Coast Tourism and his colleague Sarah Chenhall.

“It’s all about coming together for everyone’s success”, says Anthony about the future of our region with regard to business and tourism.  The August Chamber meeting will focus on the many opportunities arising from many years of strategic planning and actions at multiple levels as far as tourism development goes.

Get updates on key projects such as:

  • Cruise Eden – we already have several vessels booked into the Port of Eden from early 2015. What will this mean for your business and our region?
  • Whales! – Australian Geographic has named Eden as THE top destination in Australia for whale-watching. This is very significant recognition and will bring even more focus on the town and its surrounds.
  • Walking – yes walking – is the fastest growing tourism sector in the world. Learn what walks are available locally and what is being developed to encourage repeat visitors and extended stays.

Not yet a Chamber Member?  Come along and see how you can benefit by joining. 

More Cruise Ships booked for 2015

Volunteer Cruise Eden Co-Ordinator Gail Ward has been busy of late with several new cruise ships booked for 2015 and 2016.  Here’s an outline of which ship is visiting and when. Exciting times ahead!

5 Jan 2015  – L’Austral
18 Feb 2015 – Funchal
9 Mar 2015 – Funchal

20 Nov 2015 – Volendam

8 Feb 2016 – Pacific Jewel
26 Feb 2016 – Nordam

P&O have also included 2 visits to Eden in their 2015 schedule with details to be confirmed.

Chamber of Commerce members and members of the community are all eagerly awaiting the commencement of work at the wharf which would indicate the wharf extension is about to kick off.  This will see large cruise ships able to come alongside for easy and safe passenger disembarkation.

State Government seals the deal on the wharf extension

Representatives from Eden Chamber of Commerce/Cruise Eden were thrilled to meet with local Member for Bega The Hon. Andrew Constance, MP (Member for Finance and Services) and Deputy Premier The Hon Andrew Stoner, BBus MBA, MP (Minister for Trade and Investment, and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services) this morning when they announced that the State Government would contribute $3 million to ensure the wharf extension project reaches its full potential.

With the Federal Government already committing $10 million and Bega Valley Shire Council contributing $2 million, the State Government funding is the last piece in the jigsaw that will see the wharf extended by the end of 2015. This will enable large cruise vessels to come alongside and for their passengers to disembark straight onto the wharf, rather than coming to land by tender vessel which has been the case until now.

Cruise Eden Co-Ordinator, Gail Ward, and a number of other community leaders have been working tirelessly in voluntary positions to build Eden’s profile as a cruise destination and the news today has brought smiles to many faces.

Opportunities abound for the development of new tourism products to support the onslaught of regular cruise passengers.  Bega Valley Shire Council is gearing up to help business people to ready themselves for this new market.

It’s exciting times indeed for the businesses of Eden and its surrounds. Read all the details in the following Press Release State Government Wharf contribution – Press Release

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