Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Joanna Gash and Member for South Coast and Speaker, the Hon Shelley Hancock, MP officially opened Huskisson Wharf today progressing the redevelopment of the wharf that has had over 100 years of vessel use.
As one of the busiest and most popular public wharf facilities in the Shoalhaven, the redevelopment features a new 19 metre heavy duty pontoon which now includes disability access, better boarding facilities and extra lighting for recreational and commercial vessels.
The redevelopment was funded by the NSW Boating Now Program with additional funds from Council.
The upgraded wharf provides a purpose built floating ramp for the Husky Ferry to board and disembark wheelchairs, prams and bicycles. At the same time, it delivers a more user friendly wharf facility which will improve ease of loading and unloading goods.
Group Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said, “Council is excited to have the Huskisson Wharf redeveloped to meet the needs of the community now and in the future.”
“We were fortunate to obtain State Government funding and with the support of the community and local business, the project has come together to enhance the recreational and commercial waterside hub of Huskisson.”