The historic jetty is to receive some much-needed TLC with a major programme of repair and refurbishment beginning from April 17.
“The jetty is a grand old icon and, although it has aged well, it suffers from the daily effects of sun, sea and surf,” said Mick Raby, Council’s Director Sustainable Infrastructure.
“We undertake regular maintenance of the structure, but this time we’re replacing major girders and piles, as well as parts of the main deck, so it’s going to be a pretty big facelift.”
The works are expected to take six months to complete, but will be finished ahead of the summer holiday season.
The jetty will remain open during the repairs with access via a boardwalk attached to the side of the structure. There will also be some restrictions on swimming at the worksite in the interests of public safety.
Works include the replacement of girders and 40 piles and restoration of sections of the timber deck.