20 September 2013
Major restoration works to improve safety on Kangaroo Island’s Vivonne Bay Jetty are now complete.
The project comprised installing new steel piles, the replacement of old decking and structural elements and an upgrade to handrails and the lighting system.
The restoration provides safety improvements for recreational and professional fishers using the facility and creates an additional attraction for the local community.
The jetty is predominantly used for unloading catch and refuelling by the rock lobster fishing fleet.
The $600,000 restoration was funded through the State Government’s Fishing Industry Facilities Upgrade Program.
The works ensure the long-term integrity of the jetty and enhance the scenic location of Vivonne Bay.
The spectacular location is attracting more and more tourists as well.
Timber from the old decking was donated to Kangaroo Island Council to be recycled for use on community projects.