Posted December 04, 2015 07:16:44

It is understood the new owner of the Triabunna wharf on Tasmania’s east coast has reached an access agreement with a tourism entrepreneur Graeme Wood to construct a marina.

Tas Marine Construction purchased the wharf in October and plans to develop it into a deep-water marina.

That proposal depended on access by way of the former Gunns woodchip mill, which has been owned by entrepreneur Graeme Wood because 2011.

The ABC has been told Tas Marine Building has been given a licence to cross Mr Wood’s land, meaning the marina proposal can go ahead.

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council’s Mayor Michael Kent also believed a formal deal had been struck.

“I’m delighted, from what I’ve heard Graeme [Wood] and Tom Wilcox [Tas Marine Building] have agreed on, as I recognize it, a situation exactly where Tas Marine Construction can utilise a pathway by means of Graeme Wood’s property, to assist in the development, which is constructing a marina for the 40-foot yachts,” he mentioned.

“To me that is very, really fascinating news.

“At the moment, it’s a rumour but I am tending to lean on the side of the reality it is right.”

Tas Maine Construction’s Tom Wilcox has previously said he would commit up to $ six million establishing a marina of up to 150 berths.

Mr Wood is planning a $ 50 million tourism improvement on his website, which surrounds the wharf.

Mr Kent believed a development application would be put in shortly.

“Graeme is going to speak to council, as I realize, in January and put a DA in on some issues that he intends to do,” he stated.

The State Government yesterday confirmed the wharf was sold for around $ 300,000.

Topics: urban-development-and-planning, enterprise-economics-and-finance, triabunna-7190

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