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Coochie Jetty

WORK TO START ON NEW COOCHIEMUDLO JETTY!

Redland City Council (RCC) is partnering with the Queensland Government to jointly fund the replacement of the Coochiemudlo Island Jetty and the demolition of the old jetty for an estimated cost of $4.6 million.

Dredging work is also expected to begin at Victoria Point in October 2014 in preparation for the Queensland Government’s planned investment of $2.6 million in the construction of a new pontoon and jetty improvements at Victoria Point Jetty. The scope of works for this project has been extended to include the replacement of the decking material along the Victoria Point jetty stem.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) is responsible for the investigations, design and work permits as well as construction of the new jetty facilities. When complete, the new facilities will become a Council-owned community resource.

Collectively the proposed new facilities and associated dredging work will form one of the biggest infrastructure projects underway in the Redlands.

The new jetty construction work will be undertaken by Waterway Constructions. The work, under supervision by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR), is expected to take approximately twenty weeks. Subject to weather and other potential construction delays, including demolition of the existing Coochiemudlo Island jetty, the work at both sites is expected to be completed by March 2015.

The works will involve driving of new steel and timber piles, off site fabrication of structural steel elements, construction and placement of pre-cast concrete deck units, demolition and removal of the existing jetty at Coochiemudlo Island and the provision of new steel pontoons and covered waiting areas.

Piles for the new Coochiemudlo Island ferry terminal will be driven from a combination of land based and floating plant.

Coochiemudlo onsite works are scheduled to commence in late September 2014, starting with the jetty abutment and walkway. Piling for the jetty and pontoon is planned to commence in early November 2014. Victoria Point onsite works are scheduled to commence mid-December 2014, starting with pontoon piling.

Access to the sites in some areas may be temporarily restricted where deemed unsafe by the Principal Contractor. However measures will be implemented to minimise any disruptions to ferry and other nearby users with any significant disruptions communicated to members of the public with as much notice as possible.

Some night works may be required to avoid disruptions to the scheduled ferry services and notifications will be provided to affected residents prior to these works occurring.

The work sites will be monitored and managed for any potential environmental issues including water quality management, flora and fauna monitoring and management, cultural heritage monitoring and noise and vibration issues associated with the works, particularly during the installation of piles.

Who to contact

For all enquiries related to these jetty projects please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads either by email or phone number Email: boatinginfrastructure@tmr.qld.gov.au / Phone: 13 QGOV

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