Temporary Breakwater Closure
Temporary Breakwater Closure
The southern breakwater at the Mackay Marina will be closed to the public until mid-February for general maintenance works.

We understand that the breakwater is a very popular destination for many people, whether for fishing, exercising or just taking in the view back across the marina and port. However, the safety of the construction workforce, as well as members of the general public is extremely important and therefore the breakwater must be closed during these works.

The maintenance works will require placement of about 30,000 tonnes of hard rock along about 400 metres of the outer side of the breakwater wall. This will involve the use of heavy lifting equipment and trucks accessing the breakwater road. Individual rocks will vary in size from about one tonne up to eight tonnes.

The maintenance works will be complemented by upgrading the bitumen road in places where wave action has affected the surface.

Operations at the breakwater will be undertaken between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Saturday and every effort will be made to minimise disruption to nearby residents and businesses.

As the breakwater will be a construction site, it will be closed to public access on a 24/7 basis until access is reinstated.

Thank you for your patience.

For further information, please phone 1300 129 255.


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