Limestone Coast

Upgrades to begin on two popular Limestone Coast jetties

Two jetties in Rivoli Bay along the Limestone Coast will begin on Monday in a boost for tourism and commercial fishers starting next week.

Photo credit: Beachport Visitor Information Centre

Works to refresh two jetties in Rivoli Bay along the Limestone Coast will begin on Monday – in a boost for tourism and commercial fishers.
 
The State Government-funded work is expected to commence on Monday August 8th, and will provide much-needed repairs to Southend Jetty, while work on the nearby Beachport Jetty will commence in September 2022, weather permitting.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Tom Koutsantonis, said “Beachport Jetty is one of the longest and most picturesque jetties in South Australia, it is a state heritage asset and is a popular fishing and recreational hot spot, both for locals and for visitors to the region.

“These upgrades will ensure everyone will continue to be able to enjoy these two Rivoli Bay jetties for many years to come.”

South Australian company Maritime Constructions has been awarded the contract to carry out works on both jetties, which are expected to support approximately 25 full-time equivalent jobs during construction.
 
The Southend Jetty work involves repairs to four lower landings and removal and replacement of two others, after they all sustained damage from several large swell events in 2021.
 
The repairs to the four landings are expected to be completed in time for the upcoming fishing season which starts in September 2022. Full project completion is expected in early 2023.
 
The Beachport Jetty Upgrade includes the refurbishment of timber piles, framework, steel cross bracing, decking and railings; installation of new safety ladders; replacement of decking; and repairs to the landings, handrails and fenders.               
The work will typically occur on and near the jetty landings, ramp and towards the sea end of the jetty, and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2023, weather permitting.
 
To safely facilitate these works, the sea end of Beachport Jetty will be closed to the public. The shore end will be closed intermittently as required with advance notice signage in place to advise jetty users.

For more information, visit the website.

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