Tuesday, March 5, 2024

End in sight for Tathra Wharf restoration


Stage One of the Tathra Wharf restoration project is near completion following the replacement of the stockyards and part of the stock race, which will be used as the main public access to the wharf for fishers and visitors during the next stages of works, Bega Valley Shire Council has announced.

Council’s Director Assets and Operations, Ian Macfarlane said the finished products are outstanding, with particular attention to heritage detailing using traditional bridge and wharf carpentry and even down to the detail of reattaching some of the old ironwork.

“The second stage will see contractors start restoration works on the main wharf deck, from the bottom of the main ramp directly out to the front face of the wharf,” Mr Macfarlane said.

“The main ramp was replaced after sustaining major damage during the June 2016 East Coast Low storm event and doesn’t require any further restoration. However, the ramp will be reinforced with temporary propping to support construction traffic.

“Mid this week, a construction fence will be placed down the middle of the wharf deck to separate the public from the next stage of restoration works.”

The Tathra Wharf restoration program is being funded under the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Stimulus Package.

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