Launching Saundersfoot Harbour to international success
The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates recently officially opened phase 1 of the redevelopment of Saundersfoot Harbour, which marks a major step forward in developing a high quality international destination for marine tourism.
Work on phase 1 of the Saundersfoot Harbour Development finished last month with the completion of the harbour decking. The project also included a new slipway, sea wall, visitor pontoon and dry boat racking facilities.
The development was awarded £463,500 European Regional Development Funding towards a £927,000 total project cost. Additional funding of £235,000 has been secured via the Welsh Government’s Tourism Investment Support Scheme fund (TISS).
This development will act as a catalyst for the wider redevelopment strategy for the area and the development of a marine centre of excellence in Saundersfoot which will revitalise the village attracting new tourism developments, have a wider positive impact on its neighbouring villages and towns, as well as establishing an additional new employment opportunities within the destination.
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, said:
“Saundersfoot Harbour has long been recognised as one of the jewels in the crown of Pembrokeshire and this development will help establish a reputation for the harbour as a high quality international marine destination and make it an iconic tourism destination for Wales.
“The project will have an impact on employment in the local area, offer a huge benefit to the community, enhance the future visitor experience in Saundersfoot and perhaps most importantly provided long-term security for the harbour. I commend all of those who have worked in partnership on this initiative for completing such a successful project within such a short timescale and wish you every success in continuing with this exciting vision for the harbour.”
Chairman of the Harbour Commission, Philip Evans, said:
“The Harbour Commissioners and I are delighted that Phase 1 of the maritime infrastructure developments have been completed as planned. We are grateful for the support of Welsh Government and our partners in enabling the vision of the ‘Sailing Ahead' strategy of The Trust Port of Saundersfoot to be turned into a reality with the aim of attracting additional visitors, creating new full-time skilled jobs and providing tangible economic benefits to the local and wider community. The Commissioners are now focusing on bringing Phase 2 of the development into being which will create iconic marine and visitor facilities at the harbour, establishing Saundersfoot as a must visit location when holidaying in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales.”
Latest News from
UK government ‘embedding unfairness’ in latest financial statement23/09/2022 15:43:00
Rebecca Evans, the Minister for Finance and Local Government in the Welsh Government, has said the UK government will ‘embed unfairness’ by failing to provide enough support to lower income households in the cost of living crisis.
Welsh community groups kickstart innovative engagement projects23/09/2022 14:05:00
A total of 11 Welsh community groups have been awarded funding by the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales to support its national conversation on the future of Wales.
"Exciting new era for education in Wales” as schools embrace new Curriculum23/09/2022 11:05:00
The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has heralded an “exciting new era” for education in Wales, as he visited a school yesterday to see children learning with the new Curriculum for Wales.
Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data23/09/2022 09:05:00
The Welsh Government yesterday issued a statement on the latest NHS Wales performance data published.
Have your say on a visitor levy for Wales22/09/2022 14:05:00
The Welsh Government was recently (20 September 2022) launched a public consultation on proposals to give local authorities the powers to introduce a visitor levy.
Cost of living support for university students22/09/2022 13:33:00
Living costs should never be a barrier to studying at university, which is why Wales provides the most generous living costs grants in the UK.
Free school meals for lower income families to continue in school holidays22/09/2022 11:05:00
The Welsh Government has announced that free school meals will continue to be provided to children from lower income families in Wales during the school holidays, up until the end of next year’s February half term.
Welsh Economy Minister's response to UK Government Energy Bill Relief Scheme22/09/2022 09:10:00
Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething responds to the UK Government Energy Bill Relief Scheme, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething
New plan to help develop Wales’ creative talent21/09/2022 11:05:00
A new plan to help develop Wales’ existing and next generation of talent in TV and film, music, and digital content has been launched today by the Welsh Government.