New aluminium pontoons being installed


READY FOR DEMOLITION: Leaseholders at the marina have moved their boats out for the moorings replacement work.

Contractors have started demolishing the old concrete floating walkway pontoons at the Whyalla Marina.

Marina leaseholders were informed of the work commencement and kindly moved their boats prior to Walcon Marine starting the demolition. The old concrete moorings are being replaced with new welded aluminium braced frames with FRP mesh decking (machined and grooved to give anti-slip finish) and polyethylene floats.


SLEEK LOOK: How the new moorings at the Whyalla Marina will look. The mooring in this picture is from the Berowra Waters Marina in New South Wales.

Project Manager Landscape, Sam Bourne said the demolition and construction work was scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, May 28 when the leaseholders will be able to move back into their new upgraded facility.

“This work will replace the existing floating concrete pontoon walkways that were installed sometime in the early 1990s,” Sam said.

“These concrete walkways have served the leaseholders well but have since deteriorated to reach the end of their useful life.

“The heavy concrete sections are difficult to work on and replace, with the service pod facilities, which supply light, power and water becoming quite dated, requiring significant Council resources to maintain full function.”

This $435,000 project was budgeted for in the 2018-19 financial year and includes new water connections and electrical junction boxes. All visitors to the marina are asked to respect the working area set up to replace the moorings and comply with all signs and directions from the contractors.

“We’d like to thank the leaseholders for their cooperation and patience during this disruption to the marina,” Sam said.


WORK AREA: Visitors to the marina are asked to respect all work areas, signs and directions.

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