Shoalhaven Metropolis Council plans to undertake works to refurbish the Comerong Island Ferry and substitute the concrete landings on both aspect of Berry’s Canal.
Shoalhaven Metropolis Council Mayor Amanda Findley mentioned the works are needed to keep up the long-term security and viability of the service.
“Council is required to conduct out-of-water upkeep and inspections of the Comerong Island Ferry each 5 years to keep up its Certificates of Survey, which permits Council to offer the service,” mentioned Clr Findley.
“As each the vessel refurbishment works and ramp reconstruction works forestall the operation of the ferry service, they are going to be scheduled to happen on the identical time, to restrict the disruption to residents.
“Council will do every little thing it may to minimize the affect on residents who can be affected by the momentary disruption to service. We do apologise for the inconvenience and thank the local people for his or her co-operation and understanding,” Clr Findley mentioned.
The works are anticipated to take Three-Four months to finish, Council is within the technique of finalising the tender and contract course of.
A short lived ‘pedestrian service’ can be supplied to residents, their company and contractors. A courtesy transit service can be supplied on the Japanese (island) shore to allow entry and a short lived automobile park can be designated on the Western (mainland) shore. There can be no public entry to the island through the building interval.
As soon as the timing for the works has been confirmed, Council will notify residents.
Additional updates in regards to the works can be posted on the Comerong Island Ferry Deliberate Refurbishment mission web page.
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