Work can finally start on the proposed marina on the Georges River at Newbridge Road following the approval of plans last Friday.
The green light from the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) ended more than two years of efforts to gain approval for the $45 million project, which is expected to provide that part of the Liverpool area with a sizeable tourism and jobs boost.
Liverpool Councillor, Tony Hadchiti, who serves on the JRPP along with the deputy mayor, Cr Mazhar Hadid, confirmed approval of the marina.
“‘It’s a good news story for Liverpool,” Cr Hadchiti told the South West Voice today, on the eve of a council meeting scheduled for tonight.
He said the mayor of Liverpool, Ned Mannoun, was likely to single out the approval of the marina at tonight’s meeting.
The original development application indicated the construction of a marina with 186 wet berths, 250 dry berths, a function centre, kiosk, and recreational and club facilities.
It also included space for boat storage, as well as fuel facilities and a section for boats available for rental.