The first pylons which will form the edge of new Shell Cove harbour are being placed this week, as work progresses on the much anticipated marina.
More than 80 per cent of the harbour excavation is now complete and construction of the harbour edge is underway.
Construction has also started on a 800 metre timber boardwalk, which will link the water to the Shell Cove town centre, which will include a proposed tavern, alfresco dining and public parks.
The man-made inner harbour will be around 30 per cent larger than Sydney’s Darling Harbour once completed in late 2018.
“The development of this significant community asset is the realisation of a vision of [the] council, conceived more than 30 years ago,” mayor Marianne Saliba said.