Sugar Wharf re­pairs

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

RE­PAIR works on the py­lons of the his­tor­i­cal Sugar Wharf will be­gin this week.

The ini­tial works in­cludes the clean­ing of metal py­lons which in­volves a sandblasting process and paint­ing of the py­lons.

Work re­quired on the tim­ber py­lons will be un­der­taken at a later date.

Scaf­fold­ing will be erected un­der­neath the Sugar Wharf to en­able con­trac­tors to safely ac­cess the area.

As the Sugar Wharf is a her­itage listed prop­erty, Coun­cil has re­ceived the ap­pro­pri­ate per­mits to un­der­take the works from the State Govern­ment.

There will be some ac­cess re­stric­tions to Sugar Wharf dur­ing the works that are ex­pected to take six to eight weeks.

The stairs and small boat plat­form will also be tem­po­rar­ily closed dur­ing this time.

While there will be re­stric­tions on the wooden wharf area, lo­cals will still be able to use the con­crete Prince’s Wharf for fish­ing.

There will be no in­ter­rup­tions or im­pacts on any booked wed­dings at the Sugar Wharf dur­ing June and July while the works are be­ing car­ried out.

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