The Port Germein Jetty has been partially closed after Magryn Engineers found significant deterioration in underwater pylons. In response, the District of Mount Remarkable Council has closed the last 130 metres of the jetty for the safety of the public.
Magryn & Associates marine assessment uncovered and reported that many pylons and cross timbers showed section loss, failed bracings, and severe splitting and rotting. Magryn & Associates estimated the jetty repair works to cost $2.5 million.
Retaining walls are generally standard and quite easy to specify, however some sites may cause problems. These problems can include:
Retaining walls along or over easements.
Where an allowance must be made for excavation in the easement at a future date. This may mean a different type of wall other than a steel post/concrete sleeper wall (such as a gravity block wall that can be dismantled, if required), or longer than standard sleepers to span over the easement.
If your retaining wall is going to be built over an SA Water easement, it must not impede SA Water’s access to the easement, or have an impact upon any SA Water services.
Magryn have been engaged by Coorong Council to review the design and installation of the piling and framing associated with the new vessel mooring facility located at the outer end of the main Meningie Jetty.
This facility is a fixed jetty (not floating pontoons) constructed of aluminium framing with fibreglass decking.
We get a lot of enquiries from members of the public who have purchased an existing shed or building from another person, and re-erected it on their property.
Council then becomes involved and ask them to seek development approval retrospectively for the works.
This retrospective work is difficult to undertake and costly, and also may involve remedial works on the structure to ensure that it complies with current standards and appropriate loads.
We always recommend that people looking to relocate existing buildings obtain council development approval prior to undertaking the works to avoid this retrospective work and costly surprises down the track.
If you are considering purchasing and relocating a shed or other buildings, contact Magryn first to avoid any unexpected costs or surprises from your local Council.