Works take shape at Australia Wharf

189 Australia Wharf
189 Australia Wharf
Brendan Rees

Lord Mayor Sally Capp has conducted a tour of Australia Wharf in Docklands as upgrade works get under way to make the wharf home to Melbourne’s charter boast fleet.

The project, which began in June and is expected to be completed by the end of the year, will be delivered in two stages to create better berthing facilities for charter vessels, support long-term business and improve services and infrastructure for residents and visitors.

The first stage will see 51 timber piles installed adjacent to the wharf edge as well fenders and mooring cleats along the wharf while stage two, to begin in September, will involve providing new service pedestals with waste, water, and electrical connections for charter vessels.

“Australia Wharf is on a world class waterway - that’s why we’re committing to infrastructure upgrades that will ensure we have greater capacity to host charter vessels, making Australia Wharf an even more attractive prospect to visitors and businesses,” Ms Capp said.

“We encourage everyone to come down to the water’s edge in the Docklands precinct to enjoy this stunning location.” •

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