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Why provide a replacement jetty and why at this location?
The existing wooden jetty on the Wangi foreshore has
deteriorated to a point where it is no longer safe to use and therefore has
been closed and is in need of replacement.
The site has been identified as the best location as it provides public access to amenities in the immediate area, is well positioned to support local sailing activities, is in close proximity to the local commercial centre and has ideal water conditions for safe navigation.
This project involves the demolition of the existing wooden jetty structure and replacing it with modern steel and fibreglass reinforced plastic deck grating structure, high quality piles, high-density polyethylene sleeves, caps, service pedestals, access ramps and utilities such as lighting and water outlets if required.
Environmental site constraints will be assessed and may include the presence of seagrass on the site. The jetty will be designed to minimise or exclude any impact on seagrass and or other endangered marine life.
We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country. It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters. Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.