Wyndham Boat Ramp Jetty Damage Assessment and Repair Update

Published on Thursday, 22 February 2024 at 2:45:42 PM

The damage sustained by the Wyndham Boat Ramp Jetty pontoons has been assessed, and we are pleased to announce that our insurers have accepted the damage claim. We are committed to swiftly addressing this issue to ensure the safety and functionality of the jetty for our community and visitors.

Quotations for the repair work are currently being processed, with the expectation that the work will be awarded this week. While a definitive timeline for the repair has yet to be provided, we are actively working towards finalising this aspect to commence the necessary repairs promptly.

The repair process will follow a structured approach, ensuring the highest standards of safety and quality:

  • Deconstruction for Public Safety: The failing pontoon jetty will be deconstructed as a priority to address public safety concerns. CGL was engaged as a contractor for this task, and works have been completed successfully.
  • Insurance and Reporting: We have diligently addressed insurance and other reporting requirements, completing this crucial step to pave the way for the repair process.
  • Identification of Faulty Components: Certified engineering firms have been enlisted to identify faulty components and provide comprehensive quotations for their repair.
  • Repair and Restoration: Upon acceptance of repair quotations by the Shire and LGIS, the repair work will commence promptly.
  • Anticipated Timeline: While a clear timeline for completion of repairs is yet to be finalised, we anticipate a turnaround of approximately three months from commitment to repair. We are committed to keeping the community informed every step of the way.

We understand the significance of the Wyndham Boat Ramp Jetty to our community and visitors, and we assure you that every effort is being made to expedite the repair process while upholding the highest standards of safety and quality. The Shire Officers are also continuing their work to secure funding for the replacement of the structure with infrastructure that will properly serve our community well into the future.

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