Mega Project to Be Built in Split: Huge Aquarium, Olympic Sailing Camp and 700 Berths

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From Duilovo to Stobreč, a new port of Orišac in Split will feature a marina with 700 berths, huge aquarium and a fully equipped sailing camp.

Domagoj Maroević, director of the Port Authority of the Split-Dalmatia County, requested from county councillors to adopt a decision proposal to define a new area in the Hvar port of Sućuraj, as well as the Split port of Orišac, reports on October 24, 2017.

The latter was the cause of the protest of the opposition, which demanded the item on the agenda to be withdrawn as they were not familiar with the reconstruction plans of the eastern part of the Split coast. Damir Krstinić from SDP, Ante Renić from Pametno party and Miro Bulj from MOST asked for additional solutions to be proposed in fear of hidden machinations on maritime good, seeing that more than 70 percent of the time the construction was done against the interests of the local community.

“This is the standard procedure – a phase zero of the project where I have to get your consent in order to announce the competition or the preliminary design. All I can say is that we have been holding talks with all the relevant institutions for over a year. The project itself will include an area from Duilovo to Stobreč, a 1,5-kilometer-long coastline which will include a large marina  with 700 berths – 400 communal and 300 commercial – as well as a large aquarium covering 10,000 square metres and an Olympic Sailing Camp”, says Maroević, reassuring the councilors, who in the end gave him a support vote for launching this mega project.

The documentation project, warns Ante Renić from ‘Pametno’, will cover the area which is now designated in GUP as a protected zone, and which includes landscape greenery, recreation zone and beach area. The proposal was adopted with 32 votes ‘for’, 7 ‘restrained’ and not one vote ‘against’.


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