Days Bay wharf rebuild delayed
April 26, 2019
A “slight hiccup” has put refurbishment work on Days Bay wharf on hold.
Work was set to begin on April 1, however, cannot go ahead until the public had alternative access to the ferry stop.
“There has been a slight hiccup. We’re still teeing up some work around setting up a temporary walkway,” Hutt City Council’s strategic advisor Bruce Hodgins said.
The separate walkway, which would give the public access to the head of the wharf during construction, would be located on the north side of the current wharf approach.
Hodgins said there was no point starting construction until the walkway was in place. There were a number of other technical issues including the fact that the bus stop near the wharf would be in the way of construction.
The relocation of the bus stop at the wharf entrance was being discussed by Metlink and the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Regional council spokesperson said that a temporary bus stop would be put 100 metres north of the current one at the entrance to the wharf. “Once the work is complete the stop will most likely be returned to its original place, but it’s still under discussion.”
The spokesperson said Hutt City Council would announce when the bus stop would be moved.
The refurbishment would include strengthening of wharf piles and replacement of decking. It was expected to take a year to complete.