Staff and supporters of the Marine Discovery Centre at Eden are devastated at the closure of the tourism and education facility. The Eden Chamber says business and residential tenants of the building have been told they need to vacate by the end of the week leaving Eden without its main tourism precinct.
Business and residential tenants of the Marine Discovery Centre building at Snug Cove at Eden have been told they have until the end of the week to vacate the premises.
The NSW Government Lands Department last week told leaseholders, the Marine Discovery Centre, the building was in breach of regulations.
The president of the Eden Chamber Peter Whiter says suggestions the building should be bulldozed and replaced by the Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, to the media are premature.
He says repairs needed to keep the restaurant, fish-and-chip shop, three cafes, two residences, the Marine Discovery Centre, government departments and artist's studio, operational amount to about one million dollars and he says that's a better spend of money for Eden at this time, then bulldozing the tourism precinct.