Jetty to close for upgrade

A $1.6m program of repairs to Coffs Harbour's historic hardwood jetty will begin on Monday.

Jason Gordon, Council's director of city services, said the jetty was one of the area's most easily recognised and popular attractions for both visitors and residents.

“Not only is it a local and well-loved landmark, but it also has regional and State heritage importance,” he said. “Its maintenance is always a priority for Council and ensuring the safety and continued use of this iconic structure for the community and tourists into the future is of prime importance,” he said.

More than 100 piles are to be repaired during the work, four will be completely replaced and a series of associated structural repairs will be carried out.

The restoration is being undertaken by Waterways Constructions Pty Ltd. It is now almost 11 years since the multi million-dollar restoration of the historic jetty was completed by contractors for the Department of Public Works, in October 1997.

The jetty will be closed to the public from Monday, August 4, and - weather permitting - re-opened by the beginning of December 2008.

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