Hervey Bay jetties to get some TLC

TWO of Hervey Bay’s iconic jetties will be given a makeover in the coming weeks.

Timber decking on the Scarness and Torquay jetties in Hervey Bay will be replaced. PHOTO: Shaun Ryan.

Fraser Coast Division 5 Councillor Jade Wellings said the timber decking on the Scarness and Torquay jetties will be replaced.

Cr Wellings provided a Community Information Update on her official Facebook page over the weekend.

“Works are planned to commence on the replacement of the existing timber decking of the Scarness and Torquay jetties,” the update read.

Council carpenters will begin replacing the Scarness jetty decking on February 1. Works are expected to continue there until around mid-March 2021.

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They will then move across to the Torquay jetty, with that job due to be completed by mid-May.

Cr Wellings said the project will be staged so the Torquay jetty can be re-opened during the Easter school holiday period.

It will become off-limits again after the holidays to allow for the completion of the project.

The total cost is $400,000.

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Cr Wellings said the works are being funded by the State Government’s COVID Works for Queensland Funding Program.

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