Official opening for Eden wharf extension planned

The promo for the official opening.
The promo for the official opening.

The Eden community is being invited to celebrate the work done at the port on the wharf extension on Sunday, August 4 at 11am.

The Port Authority of NSW, in conjunction with office of the Minister for Roads and Transport and member for Bega Andrew Constance, will host the community event prior to the start of the 2019/20 cruise ship season.

The new wharf extension will enable large cruise ships of 300m plus length to come alongside the wharf rather than using tenders to get passengers to the shore.

The event will include a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony and the official party will be accompanied by students from Eden Marine High School and Eden Public School for the official opening.

There will be a ribbon cutting and a cake cutting with key Eden community members and stakeholders.

Natalie Godward of Cruise Eden said they wanted to ensure everyone had an opportunity to be a part of the day.

"We invite the Eden community to join us on this momentous occasion to view the extension and celebrate the future of Eden, prior to the arrival of the first cruise ship in September, at which time it will become a working port once again," Ms Godward said.