Cardiff Harbour Authority

Cardiff Harbour Authority (CHA) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Cardiff Bay Barrage, as well as navigational management within the Harbour limits. It also maintains water quality within the 200-hectare freshwater Bay, manages all aspects relating to the environment in the Bay, monitors groundwater, and operates leisure sites and facilities.

CHA is funded through a ring-fenced Welsh Government grant, which is agreed on a three-year budget cycle.

The Authority contributes significantly to the Council’s vision for Cardiff, in support of the Programme for Government. This is through the development of Cardiff Bay as an exceptional international water venue, offering an environment in which visitors and local communities can enjoy a wide range of activities, sports and leisure pursuits.

CHA has three primary aims:

  • To maintain and enhance an outstanding, sustainable environment
  • To provide exceptional facilities and activities to ensure that Cardiff continues to have a premier waterfront location
  • To work in partnership with stakeholders to ensure continued public and investor confidence in Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Harbour Authority