News | 5 August 2022
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Public asked to give new sail installation a wide berth

Brand new sails are returning to Queens Wharf this month and are looking well-crafted and shipshape.

Queens Wharf sails lit up at night

The sails were removed in November 2021 as the custom-made materials had long surpassed their expiry date and were no longer in a safe condition.

The masts and guy cables have been repaired and new sails manufactured, and will all be installed just a few months later than estimated despite the impacts of COVID-19 and supply chain delays.

Parts of Queens Wharf Square will be cordoned off as local contractors will be using heavy machinery to reinstall the sails, rigging and masts. 

Works are expected to run from Monday 8 August to Friday 9 September between 7.30am-5pm, but are dependent on weather as calm conditions are required.

The Queens Wharf sails, originally installed in 1996 and contributing towards making the site a popular place for recreational activities, hospitality and events, will be in place for the opening of the World of Wearable Arts 2022 in September.

Replacement sails funding is in the Long-term Plan, with the final cost of $500,000 including removal and reinstallation.