Kingborough Council is currently rehabilitating the existing breakwater located at Kingston Beach.
Mayor, Paula Wriedt said the breakwater was damaged in 2020 from storm activity and required work to ensure it could continue to protect boating and marine activity in the area.
“Kingston Beach’s breakwater provides protection for the boat ramp and pontoon,” Cr Wriedt said.
“The Breakwater enables our boating community to have protection from the waves as they launch and retrieve their boats.
“We are also currently upgrading the existing breakwater to include an all-abilities access footpath along the top, which you can gain entry to from the carpark of the Sailing Club.
“This will enable pedestrians to access an area for fishing as well as providing a seat for the community to relax on.
“Improvements will be made to the ladder on the jetty which enables people to alight from their boats making it easier and more accessible.
“Upgrades will also be made to the fenders which cushion the boats from the jetty.
“I look forward to being able to enjoy a walk along the beach and taking in the view from the end of the breakwater.
The project was contracted to TASmarine construction and is due to be completed towards the end of May.
Funding for the Breakwater was supported by two State Government grants, $125,000 from the Public Jetties fund and $50,000 from the Small Boating fund with Council contributing $155,000 towards the project.