The restoration of the Ferry Landing Stone Wharf in Whitianga is taking another step with Auckland Stone Masons coming down to start rebuilding sections of the wharf wall.
This work is planned to start in late October and is expected to last six weeks.
The Ferry Landing Wharf is one of the oldest working stone wharves in the Southern Hemisphere and is classified as a Grade One structure by Historic Places Trust.
“It is in need of restoration and through a community partnership with our Council, Historic Places Trust, iwi, the community and the Institute of Engineers, the plan is to restore it to its former state,” said Sam Marshall, Mercury Bay Area Office Manager. “The stones, estimated to weigh between 100 and 1000kg, will be used to rebuild the original stone steps and sections of a missing wall.”
The Whitianga ferry service will keep operating during the works.