Following the destructive storms in September and the extensive damage sustained by the Port Rickaby and Port Victoria jetties, a specialist team comprising maritime engineers, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure resources and Yorke Peninsula Council staff have undertaken comprehensive assessments on the processes required to rebuild these iconic YP structures.
These reports are currently being reviewed prior to the preparation of tender documentation. Tenders are expected to be released in early January and will close in February 2017. Following tender assessment, it is expected that YPC will be in a position to award the construction contract to the successful tenderer in March.
Given that there is substantial damage to be repaired and specialist equipment and materials required for construction, including a significant number of pylons, it is anticipated that rebuilding will take 8-12 weeks for each jetty.
YPC CEO Andrew Cameron said “Following the DPTI announcement of available funding of the rebuilding works, YPC commenced the assessment process immediately. Now that the damage assessments and engineering reports have been received we are expediting the matter as quickly as we can.”
“Unfortunately damage of this magnitude and complexity takes time so we are very pleased that the reconstruction process will commence early in 2017.”