South Australian government issues tender for wharf upgrades

Photo: Sealink

The South Australian government, the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, has released a tender for upgrades to ports at Penneshaw and Cape Jervis, to continue to support ferry services between Kangaroo Island and the mainland.

The wharf at Penneshaw will be refurbished to include upgrades to the berthing and mooring facilities. The adjacent public jetty will also be refurbished to allow for access to tenders from smaller vessels and cruise ships.

The Cape Jervis wharf will also see upgrades to the berthing and mooring facilities, and the vessel passenger access.

These upgrades will cater for the new ferries operated by local company SeaLink as well as allow better access for passengers and vehicles. They will also provide greater safety for vessels and for passengers when ferries are berthed during adverse weather and storms.

Works are scheduled to commence within the year.

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