Whangamata Pontoon Extended and Main Wharf Repaired

Posted by Thames Coromandel District Council on 15/05/2014

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An extension to the Whangamata pontoon will provide access for up to four extra boats.

The $13,000 addition to the existing pontoon allows lower tide use for small to medium boat owners and safer access for all users.

Urgent repairs on the Whangamata wharf have been completed, with the replacement of three piles and flanges. The cost of the repairs came to $23,000.

"A review of the coastal infrastructure right around the Coromandel is underway," says Garry Towler, Area Manager for Whangamata/Tairua-Pauanui.

"The review is long overdue," Mr Towler added. "The reason many people visit the Coromandel is to get out on the water, so the condition of the facilities needs to be fit for purpose and safe.