Dubbed the Bayside Precinct Plan, the project aims to link the existing beachfront promenade from uShaka Marine World, down to the harbour mouth, past the refurbished cruise terminal, along the embankment, ending at Wilson’s Wharf.

The plan, revealed by the province at The Mercury Business Breakfast event, includes houses and a recreational park built on the water, similar to examples in Florida in the US; studio flats; a commercial and retail marina; expanding the Royal Natal Yacht Club to meet international standards; a water-sport centre; a maritime college and research base; water taxi node; and a more attractive entry to the yacht basin.

Further upgrades to some of the buildings between the new waterfront and the city centre are also part of the plans.

Vic Embankment