With a growing number of cities moving forward with new developments on land and at sea, the issue of water quality has come into the spotlight in the past year.
The issue of pollution in the harbour area is of particular concern due to the water’s ability to retain harmful microorganisms and toxic chemicals.
The Harbour Authority has already said that a review is underway to examine the existing infrastructure in order to identify new sources of supply.
This is not the first time the area has come under scrutiny.
In 2016, a study was conducted on the water quality in the area by a team of academics, who identified “major” issues with the existing harbour infrastructure.
These included the fact that the harbour is currently not equipped to deal with storm surges, the lack of a barrier and the water is too acidic for recreational fishing.
However, it was the Harbour Authority’s own assessment that was more important than any of these issues.
The report concluded that “the current harbour infrastructure is unsuitable for recreational recreational fishing”.
While the project has been halted and a review has been launched, the Harbour Agency is hoping that this will be the first step towards bringing in more recreational fishing in the future.
The Harbour Authority is currently working on a new harbour project, and has previously said that it would like to see the existing waterfront cleared of obstructions and improvements in the next two years.
It is also hoped that these improvements would allow for the construction of a “harbor harbour” to replace the existing Harbour Centre, which will be a temporary structure.