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Whyalla jetty extension idea likely to cost at least $440,000

21 August 2013

A “T” shaped extension at the end of Whyalla’s recreational jetty could cost more than $440,000 if the City Council decides to consider an upgrade in future budget deliberations.

For immediate release: August 20 2013  

COUNCIL BRIEF

Whyalla jetty extension idea likely
to cost at least $440,000

A “T” shaped extension at the end of Whyalla’s recreational jetty could cost more than $440,000 if the City Council decides to consider an upgrade in future budget deliberations.

An “approximate cost estimate” was outlined at this week’s monthly Council meeting following a previous motion of Cr Ruby McGinniss, who sought a report on a jetty extension to create greater space for recreational users.

Cr McGinniss said that the current jetty became crowded with people fishing, crabbing and swimming, particularly during holidays.

The “T” extension would allow more space and enable more people to access the jetty at the one time, Cr McGinniss said.

A leading marine infrastructure services company undertaking significant work at OneSteel, Maritime Constructions, was asked by Council for the approximate cost estimate to assist it in making a decision, should Council wish to proceed with the project.

Executive Manager Engineering Services, Ravi Joshi, emphasised that Maritime Constructions, or any other company, would require a detailed survey and design to provide Council with an accurate cost for this type of work.

The estimate of $440,000 took into account design and preliminaries, procurement and pre-fabrication, mobilisation and installation, demobilisation and site clearance, project and contract management, and contingencies.

In receiving and noting the report, Council resolved unanimously to acknowledge the costs to undertake jetty extension works.


 

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