Funding success for the proposed Berri Riverfront Wharf project

The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Hon Stephen Mullighan MP recently announced that the Berri Barmera Council’s proposed Berri Riverfront Wharf has been successful in securing nearly $600,000 in funding for the $1.199M project.

The Wharf project will include the replacement of gabion baskets with a steel sheet pile wall; to create boat mooring facilities and a concrete path running the length of the sheet pile. The wharf will run from the grandstand concrete steps to the end of the pontoons located adjacent the Berri Resort Hotel and will look to address the lack of mooring facilities along the Berri riverfront and will improve the current riverbank, which includes gabion basket erosion protection, that is coming to the end of its operational life.

The Berri Riverfront is a key factor in the future of the township and ensuring that the facilities available at the riverfront are up to standard, welcoming and user friendly will certainly assist in rejuvenating the Riverfront precinct and support increasing river traffic.

Council would like to take this opportunity to thank those community members who pledged their support for the proposed Berri Riverfront Wharf project through the change.org petition. This positive feedback directly received from the public assisted in demonstrating to the South Australian Boating Facilities Advisory Committee that the community is behind the proposed project and assisted in gaining endorsement.

Please stay tuned for more details and progress on this proposed project.

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