The prospect of a marina on the border between Nerja and Torroz has surfaced again with positive comments from the regional Minister of Public Works, Infrastucture and Planning. Mariano Carazo was on holiday in Torrox last month when he took time out to meet mayor Oscar Medina and other councillors, who reminded him of the “historic demand” for the facility.

Proposals for a second marina east of Málaga have been under discussion for around 30 years. About a decade ago, 500 moorings were promised in the area of Calaceite beach with the investment required estimated at €36 million. Since then, the project has remained stagnant.

However, now that the regional government of Andalucía has moved from control of the socialists to that of the Partido Popular, which also controls the town halls of Nerja and Torrox, it appears a new marina could become a reality. The Minister told mayor Medina that it was, “unacceptable that the project has not enjoyed the support of the Junta de Andalucía in all those years.”

Sr Carazo is advocating a funding partnership combining public and private finances and says he is committed to making the marina in a reality as soon as possible. He recalled that Andalucía’s Public Ports Agency already manages 37 facilities in the region which includes Caleta de Vélez, Málaga’s only existing port and marina east of the provincial capital.