Upgrades to Shellharbour boat ramp wharf start next week

Shellharbour boat ramp wharf will undergo a $35,000 upgrade to increase protection for boats and repair damage caused by storm events.

Work will commence on the 50 year-old wharf, located in Towns Street Shellharbour, next Monday 9 October and are anticipated to take three weeks.

The works include new rubberised lining to the wharf lower wall area, new timber fender piles to replace existing on southern side of wharf, and concrete infill at the wharf wall step on west-side wall.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the works were in response to community feedback and represented a significant investment by Council to improve recreational facilities in the city.

“The work is funded by the Special Rate Variation (SRV) which is dedicated towards the maintenance and renewal of Council assets and infrastructure,” Cr Saliba said.

“This sort of investment is vital to the city’s amenity. Council remains committed to ensuring money collected from the SRV is used only for existing assets and infrastructure.”

The eastern ramp side will be closed throughout each week of the works but will be open on weekends. The western ramp side will remain open at all times. Temporary restricted access to the wharf will also occur during some of the works.

For more information the public can contact Dennis Lyons on 4221 6111.

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 4221 6038 or 0448 361 008.