Jetty closing for upgrade

COFFS Harbour’s much-loved landmark, the historic timber jetty, will be closed to the public for about a week as it undergoes a facelift.

Works are underway to replace girders and decking on the first 70 metres of the jetty as part of a $170,000 Coffs Harbour Council project.

The public can continue to access the jetty until Sunday via the temporary stairway erected on the beach.

The jetty will then be closed until October 30.

“We are aware that this will cause some inconvenience to people wanting to walk on the jetty during this time,” the council’s project maintenance engineer Nic Dodd said.

“But we would ask that people are patient, as the upgrade is aimed at ensuring that this historic landmark will continue to be enjoyed for many years to come.”

The works follow a major $1.6 million project on the jetty in 2008, where specialist contractors repaired and replaced more than 100 timber pile-ons.



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