Kiama has model harbour: Ward

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said Transport for NSW is partnering with Kiama Municipal Council to develop what is hoped will become a new model for improving regional harbours across the state.

"We will be developing a strategic framework to identify opportunities to enhance connectivity between the harbour precinct and Kiama town centre, Sydney and other regional areas," Mr Ward said.

"The framework will guide future investment in Kiama Harbour by aligning maritime infrastructure and land management opportunities with local, state and federal government priorities.

"It will identify short, medium and long term opportunities for revitalisation, including potential infrastructure enhancements for recreational and commercial vessel operators.

"Input from Kiama residents and business operators will be crucial, and it is hoped that the final framework will provide a model for planning the future direction of other small harbours along the NSW coast."

The framework is expected to take around six months to complete.