Tuesday 15 January 2019
Part of Panepane Wharf on Matakana Island has been removed from use due to the failure of two piles causing a section of the wharf to slump.
This occurred just before Christmas and temporary safety measures have been put in place to protect the safety of users on the wharf.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has arranged for contractors to securely fence off the damaged part of the wharf. This work should be completed by the end of next week.
Boat passengers will still be able to use the wharf which is being regularly monitored to ensure public safety.
Wharf users are asked to avoid the danger area and vehicles are prohibited from driving on the wharf.
Council is undertaking a detailed condition inspection of the wharf structure to gain a better understanding about its remaining life so that decisions can be made about its repair or replacement.