Ship building and Ship repair in Australia looks prosperous for the future.
A Marine precinct at Harwood, on the recently rezoned land will provide a valuable economic growth industry for the Clarence Valley, which will provide valuable youth employment opportunities, as can be seen by the figures quoted in our breakdown of employment.
The Federal government is currently considering new legislation which will allow superyacht‘s to operate in Australian waters as charter vessels, we believe that Superyachts in particular will be a new growth industry in Australia.
The world superyacht industry is looking for new safe exotic cruising options to Europe, and the South Pacific is being promoted as a new alternative.
This industry is a very lucrative economic and employment driver for the future, and we believe very complimentary to the laid-back lifestyle of the Port of Yamba and Clarence Valley.
Harwood Marine’s quality of work and competitive rates charged have been well received by our clients and ensure prosperous growth of the local business and security for employment well into the future.
Marine Precincts have many Australian success stories for local economies with Port access, with the Henderson facility in Western Australia exceeding all expectations for economic and employment results.
“Since opening in 2003 the facility has surpassed all expectations, generating in excess of $2.4 billion for the local economy and creating more than 37,400 jobs through some 417 projects.”
Harwood Marine is not proposing this scale of operations, and envisage a long term sustainable growth in a niche market which suits the local lifestyle, but the success of the AMC shows what can be achieved when Governments, Industry and community work together for a beneficial sustainable outcome for long term youth employment.