NSW Nationals Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams says work has started on a new commercial wharf.

Construction of the new $4 million fishermen’s wharf will take 10 months to complete and include an unloading jetty, two new large mooring berths, and extension of the boardwalk.

“This long-awaited project has been on the drawing board for a number of years and to now see equipment in place for the construction is very welcome,” Mrs Williams said.

“The new public wharf is set to become the perfect location to drop a line or to buy fish directly from commercial fishermen.

“The unloading jetty will also provide efficient and safe access for ambulances and other emergency services that need to respond to any marine incidents.

“The two mooring berths will service large commercial vessels and the new unloading jetty will include vehicle access.

“This will provide a significant improvement to Port Macquarie’s coastal infrastructure.”