Elizabeth Bay Marina

The NSW Government is proposing to upgrade the Elizabeth Bay Marina to improve its functionality, amenity and safety for water users and the local community. The existing Marina structure is deteriorating and no longer meets current engineering and maritime safety standards and needs to be upgraded.

Background

Elizabeth Bay Marina is located at the end of Ithaca Road, near Beare Park, Elizabeth Bay. The Marina has existed for over 100 years and is a popular place for boaters, kayakers, residents and tourists visiting the area.

Over time the timber elements have deteriorated and Roads and Maritime is now proposing to upgrade the marina to improve safety and amenity for water users and the local community.

What are we proposing?

Roads and Maritime is proposing to upgrade the marina. The key features of this proposal include:

  • A modern multipurpose marina to replace the current dilapidated structure
  • The marina floor will be built 80 centimetres higher than the existing floor to avoid flooding during storm events and king tides
  • Under cover storage of kayaks will improve security and help prevent weathering
  • The café and seating area has been retained and placed at the end of the marina so users and visitors can enjoy views of the bay
  • New accessible toilet facilities and ramp access, making the Marina Disability Discrimination Act compliant
  • New locker facilities for marina users
  • Repositioned berths in deep water to avoid boats being at risk in low tides
  • A new public destination berth for use by the wider maritime boating public
  • Ecologically sustainable development features including solar panels, rainwater tanks, vertical garden and reuse of timber where possible
  • Providing a new sewerage pump out berth.
Aerial view of the Elizabeth Bay Marina, with the marina footprint shown in blue and the new berths in purple
Proposed new marina footprint shown in blue overlay, with new berths in purple.

What is happening now?

Roads and Maritime is committed to working with the community and stakeholders on this important project and we are seeking feedback from the community on the proposed design of the new marina.

We developed three preliminary concept designs for the new structure which all have different visual amenity. Community consultation on the concept designs was carried out from 23 September to 16  October 2016. We would like to thank members of the community who took the time to provide us with this important feedback. Roads and Maritime will consider all feedback received as part of the development of the preferred design, which will be displayed for community comment.  Roads and Maritime will keep the community informed of progress.

Read more about the preliminary concepts.

This concept explores a traditional maritime scheme, in line with the existing facilities. The use of a maritime colour scheme and traditional timber siding echoes the existing building, and provides a treatment that is typical for nautical buildings around the harbour.
Concept design - Traditional Nautical
This concept explores a modern re-interpretation of the existing facilities through unifying the placement of windows and solar panels, and introducing timber battens that echo the existing timber fence of the marina. A central walkway with timber trellis and vines would frame the view towards the harbour while providing shade. Gates would also comprise of timber battens, and when open, would become part of the building’s façade.
Concept design - Contemporary
This concept takes its inspiration from the traditional boat sheds that historically existed along the shores of Elizabeth Bay and around the harbour. These shed type buildings were typically a simple rectangular building with a gable roof, devoid of much detail.
Concept design - Maritime Heritage

How can I participate?

Read more about the preliminary concepts.

Phone and email

You can call us on 1800 874 876 (during business hours) to provide feedback and ask any questions. You can also send an email to elizabethbay@rms.nsw.gov.au.

What is the process?

Elizabeth Bay Marina is located at the end of Ithaca Road, near Beare Park, Elizabeth Bay. The Marina has existed for over 100 years and is a popular place for boaters, kayakers, residents and tourists visiting the area.

Over time the timber elements have deteriorated and Roads and Maritime is now proposing to upgrade the marina to improve safety and amenity for water users and the local community.

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