Construction of the new Marine Rescue Tower commenced Monday 1 February 2016.
The new tower on the Northern breakwall of the Richmond River, East Ballina will improve safety for commercial and recreational fishing and be a boost to the regional economy.
The funding partners of the $2.283 million project include:
Ballina Volunteer Marine Rescue Fundraising - $150,000
Ballina Shire Council - $318,000
NSW State Government (Public Reserves Management) - $350,000
NSW State Government (Roads & Maritime Services) - $215,000
NSW State Government (Community Building Partnership) - $200,000
NSW State Government (NSW Marine Rescue) - $200,000
Australian Government (National Stronger Regions Fund) - $850,000
Car parking at the southern end of Lighthouse Parade adjacent to the existing tower and break wall will be closed to the public during construction (see map below).
As part of the construction of the new Marine Rescue Tower, demolition and removal of the old Tower and refurbishment of the public toilets will commence 14 October 2016.
For works to be completed in the most efficient and safest way, the North Wall path along the break wall will be closed to all pedestrians and cyclists from 7am until 4pm each day commencing Monday 14 until Friday 18 October 2016. The pathway will be open outside of these times.
Closure of the pathway during demolition works is necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.
Construction site map
Construction and Demolition Time-lapse Video
With construction of the tower now largely complete, focus has turned to the demolition of the existing tower and completion of road, footpath and landscaping works. Demolition of the existing tower is scheduled to commence on 14 October 2016.