Empire Bay Marina

Crown Lands has taken over the care, control and management of the Empire Bay Marina following the cancellation of a private operator’s licence due to significant and ongoing breaches.

Crown Lands has undertaken an assessment of the building and jetties which identified a range of significant defects and found that the marina structures are unsafe. The former marina has been fenced off, with public access restricted.

Crown Lands has also completed a Detailed Site Investigation (DSI) which has found higher than acceptable levels of contamination at the former marina, from likely sources including fuel, oil, lead based paint, asbestos and antifouling chemicals.

For more information, please download the full DSI:

A future decision on the marina site will need to consider the significance of contamination, remediation requirements, building and environmental safety, and other factors like access, parking, planning and heritage requirements.