Patonga Wharf is declared safe and satisfactory
Patonga Wharf is safe and in a satisfactory condition despite "excessive use", according to Central Coast Council staff.
Cr Rebecca Gale Collins asked council last October to investigate the condition of the wharf as she was concerned about excessive use during the ferry diversion from Ettalong Wharf.
She put the question on notice and the answer is back in the council papers for tonight's meeting.
The report from the council's transport department stated the Patonga Wharf was inspected every three months to ensure it was safe.
It stated that should any defects be identified, repairs were undertaken, including replacing decking on the landings and high pressure cleaning of the low landing.
"A more detailed inspection is undertaken every three years, with a detailed inspection to be undertaken this year prior to 30 June 2019.
"Contained in the draft 2019/20 capital works budget is an allocation of $150,000, which is subject to Council adoption, to undertake replacement of the wharf pilings.
"Patonga Wharf is also well utilised by recreational users, fishing boat operators, sport and educational services and visitors to the area.
"The wharf is currently safe and in a satisfactory condition," the report concluded.
Central Coast Council agenda 5.6, 29 April 2019
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