Structural repairs and safety maintenance work are about to begin on Akaroa wharf, Christchurch City Council has announced.
Council has appointed Fulton Hogan to carry out the work, which is expected to take approximately one month to complete.
The Akaroa wharf dates back to 1887 and is coming to the end of its useful life, Council said in a statement.
Christchurch City Council has approved a concept design for a replacement wharf and plans to get construction under way in 2024, with the aim of having the new wharf completed by the middle of 2025.
“In the meantime, it needs to keep up maintenance and repairs on the existing wharf so the public and commercial operators can safely continue to use it,” Council said.