The purpose of the overall project is to help ensure the structures are safe and can be used by the community for years to come for recreational activities like boating, swimming, diving and fishing.
The repairs are also important for contingency planning, so in the event of an emergency, the city wharves should be available to provide continued access to the CBD and suburbs.
Karaka Bay Jetty was originally built in 1901, so repair planning was prepared in collaboration with a heritage advisor to take into consideration its heritage status. Works, which are planned to start in the next fortnight weather permitting and estimated to take up to two months, include:
- Repair of the two outer piles with fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) jackets.
- The addition of four new timber joists.
- Resurfacing of the asphalt deck.