Batemans Bay Sailability do a fantastic job in our community, but haven't had somewhere to call their own since the construction of the new bridge began in 2019.
That could soon change however, as plans to build a new jetty purely for Sailability went before public exhibition earlier this month.
The plans were first thought up in 2017 when Sailability was using a jetty just west of the old bridge.
The club now sails from the Nelligen wharf, but is looking forward to having its own space.
President Peter Glen said the club would resurrect an old existing jetty that has since disintegrated.
"There's a derelict jetty there at the moment, and we'll move it about a metre across to avoid the growth of the mangrove," he said.
"The site is about 500 metres up the river from the new bridge - you can see the old pylons poking out of the water, and there's already a shed onsite with the Sailability sign."
Mr Glen said the club had to go through "a fair bit of bureaucratic stuff" to get the development application to the current stage.
"It's crown land, so that meant we were dealing with the body who looks after that," he said.
"There's been some recent changes to the Crown Land Act, and that's made it unclear for them as to how they should proceed (with the DA).
"Because they're the landowners, its up to them as to when we can lodge a DA, and we finally got approval to lodge an amended DA in January."
The club has gone through several procedural steps since 2017.
"We worked with the local Aboriginal Land Council, we did a survey of native vegetation and fauna, we did an archaeological survery and a sulphate soils survey, so we've had to do quite a few reports before we could lodge the plans with council," Mr Glen said.
"We had to talk with fisheries and Batemans Bay Marine Park about gradients of the jetty affecting the ability for fish to swim underneath, and we've had to accept that 10 per cent of the time there will be a low tide where we can't use the jetty."
Mr Glen said he hoped council approved the plans so Sailability could continue to provide an important service to disabled people in the Eurobodalla Shire.
"We also provide sailing opportunities for able-bodied people as well - we always need sailors in the boats to take people out," he said.
"We're also promoting the sport of sailing to both able-bodied and disabled people."
Submissions can be made on the plans on Eurobodalla Shire Council's website until May 13.