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Work to strengthen the southern breakwater at the Whyalla marina will see it closed during week days for the next three weeks

There will be no access to the Whyalla marina’s southern and sea-facing breakwaters on week days for the next few weeks.

The City of Whyalla has contracted local company Whyalla Earthworks to carry out a project to strengthen the southern breakwater (facing the foreshore). This work will shore up this important access to ensure its continued safety and in preparation for the new jetty

The project will involve carting in 180 five-tonne rocks to be strategically placed along the breakwater. The company will start work on Tuesday (June 12) on the project that is expected to last at least three weeks.

For the duration of the project, part of the carpark near the entrance to the southern breakwater will be blocked off on week days and there will be no access to the southern and sea-facing breakwaters. See map below.

The southern breakwater will be re-opened on weekends to give access to the swimming enclosure but the sea-facing breakwater  will remain closed.

The will be no restrictions to the boat ramp or any other part of the marina carpark but motorists and pedestrians are asked to be mindful of trucks and heavy machinery moving about in the area.

Council understands this is a popular walking area for the public but the nature of these works - with trucks, heavy machines and big rocks - makes access to this area too dangerous for the general public while in progress.

Council thanks the public in advance for their patience and understanding for what is vital work to maintain our breakwaters and marina.

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