Damaged jetty demolished

Picture by Paul Rickard

THE damaged floating jetty attached to the Marina boat ramp on the Taruheru River was removed this morning because of safety concerns, and there are no plans to replace it.

Gisborne District Council’s contracts and asset manager Garrett Blair said a safety assessment by the chief engineer found the jetty had deteriorated beyond repair and needed to be removed.

Replacing it was not an option, he said

“But that will depend on the outcome of this year’s long-term plan”.


THE damaged floating jetty attached to the Marina boat ramp on the Taruheru River was removed this morning because of safety concerns, and there are no plans to replace it.

Gisborne District Council’s contracts and asset manager Garrett Blair said a safety assessment by the chief engineer found the jetty had deteriorated beyond repair and needed to be removed.

Replacing it was not an option, he said

“But that will depend on the outcome of this year’s long-term plan”.


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