Work has begun on strengthening a breakwater at the marina.


STRENGTHENING: Some of the new rocks placed in June to shore up the sea-facing breakwater.

There will be no week-day access to the Whyalla marina’s southern and sea-facing breakwaters for about two weeks starting today (Monday, November 5).

Local company Whyalla Earthworks will be continuing with second stage of the breakwater rock armour installation project that will strengthen the sea-facing breakwater. This work will shore up this important section of the marina to ensure its continued safety.

The first stage of the project involved carting in 180 five-tonne rocks and strategically placing them along the sea-facing breakwater in June this year. The second stage will see another 200 rocks placed along the breakwater.

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.


EXTRA LOADS: The sea-facing breakwater at the Whyalla marina

The will be no restrictions to the boat ramp or any other part of the marina carpark but motorists, boaties 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 hazardous 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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