The proposed Fraser Straits Marina includes approximately 240 berths to be built on reclaimed land on the south bank of Snapper Creek, adjacent to the existing public boat ramp and trailer parking area.
The development of the marina will be staged. Initially, 116 wet berths will be developed with more added up to a total of approximately 240 as demand increases.
The proposed Fraser Straits Marina is in line with existing marine infrastructure in the region and would only be slightly larger than the existing Tin Can Bay Marina located upstream that currently has 172 berths ranging from 9 metres to 20 metres plus.
The Fraser Straits Marina layout design aims to retain the local character of Tin Can Bay, respond to local demand for recreational boating facilities, and provide a visually pleasing development, while enhancing public amenity and access to the waterfront.
Construction of the proposed Fraser Straits Marina will be done in a way that causes minimal impacts on the existing marine facilities. The existing facilities at the end of Norman Point including the car park, boat ramp, coast guard building and pontoon, and Luxury Afloat boat hire building will be retained. New facilities will be built to replace the existing Barnacles Café. A temporary structure will allow the café to continue business until the new building is ready.
The proposed Fraser Straits Marina features: