Thankyou for your patience – after a long wait, work has begun on replacing the Beach Haven Wharf (Hilder’s Park Wharf).
Work is scheduled to take approximately 100 days (weather permitting), so should be open for Summer!
The wharf will be closed to the public during construction. Attached is the final design of the new wharf, which is similar to what we have now, but will include a new gangway and pontoon.
The work includes:
- Partial demolition of the existing structure and rebuilt
- Encasement of existing pile bases
- New poles with pressed sleeves, bracings and clamps
- New bearers and joists
- New decking, handrail and seat
- New aluminium gangway and concrete pontoon.
The Beach Haven recreational wharf has had restrictions on it for a few years now due to the piles and stairs deteriorating. And because of the heritage designation and engineering considerations, it has taken a very long time to achieve all of the required consents needed to rebuild the wharf.
The project will rebuild the damaged parts of the wharf and piles, strengthening and upgrading it to today’s safety standards, while keeping the heritage style of the wharf and providing a new floating pontoon platform for fishing and diving.