sad to report that for all lovers of the best fish and chips on the south coast and the ambiance of the river side location, the end of innes boatshed is nigh. despite many protests to save the heritage building and the innes business which i think has been there for at least 50 years, the council and the nsw gov have decided that the site needs redevelopment and 'improvement'. they have given approval to a japanese company to build a two storey glass and aluminium box (the artists's impression is a monstrosity) which will have a 5 star restaurant on top. the family thinks they will be there for another year max. so when in batemans bay pay your last respects to this tourist icon. the locals will miss it as well.