Repairs to Urangan Pier on track to start mid-June

WORK to repair 660 metres of the iconic Urangan Pier is on track to start in the middle of June.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has ordered the piles for the pier and expects them to arrive soon.

The $5 million project was awarded to Sydney Marina Contracting, the same company which carried out the 2009 refurbishment project.

Fraser Coast infrastructure and planning portfolio councillor Trevor McDonald said the pier would remain open during construction.

"The company has started building a walkway that will hang off the side of the pier to enable people to get past the work area and to the sea end of the pier," he said.

The old timber piles will be replaced with steel piles that will be encased in a plastic sleeve to give them greater protection from the elements.

The deck and rails will be removed so the new piles and plastic sleeves can be driven into the seafloor.

The council plan to use the old timber piles in projects around the region.

Work will be undertaken during daylight hours and equipment and machinery will be stored on a vacant block at the corner of the Esplanade and Pilot St.



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