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The 2001 Whitsunday Marina Demand Analysis has always been quoted as the groundwork for establishing need.

This study sets out projected need through to 2015 at a figure of 1300 vessels (not necessarily housed in marinas).

As at 2007 we have the capacity now for 1457 marina berths just in the Whitsundays. This is without including moorings - there are over 400 in Shute Harbour alone not to mention those at Airlie, Abel Point or Mandalay.

Not everyone wants or can afford to have their vessel in a marina – there is clearly a place for moorings.

We are well catered for in terms of Marina Berth through to 2015 and beyond.

Marina berths and moorings currently:

Between Mackay and Bowen approved or in place

  • 2771 Marina Berths

  • The addition of Shute Harbour would take this to 3504

  • 406 moorings in Shute Harbour

  • Approx another 800 throughout just the Whitsunday area

Bowen has just had a 600 berth marina approved and this has spread the supply from the top to the bottom of the Whitsundays.

Maintaining a balance of options for boat storage; ie. retaining moorings will ensure access to the Marine Park for all users and not just those who can afford to be in a Marina.

An excerpt from a presentation prepared and delivered by Shutehaven Residents Assn September 2007

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