6 May 2013
Major repair work to the Vivonne Bay Jetty on Kangaroo Island is scheduled to begin soon.
The $600,000 restoration is being funded through the State Government's Fishing Industry Facilities Upgrade Program.
The funding will pay for safety improvements for recreational and professional fishers using the jetty.
New steel piles will be installed and defective structural elements and decking will be replaced.
A new handrail and lighting system will be installed.
This restoration work will ensure the long-term structural integrity of the Vivonne Bay jetty.
In the interest of safety, the jetty will be closed to the general public during on-site construction.
The jetty is predominantly used by the Kangaroo Island rock lobster fishing fleet for unloading catch and re-fuelling.
Professional fishermen may access the jetty but only by prior arrangement with the contractor, Davey Hydraulics.
These works are expected to be completed in August 2013.
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Image: Vivonne Bay Jetty, Kangaroo Island. Source: Roger Smith