Shark Rock Pier maintenance should be complete in two months: Metro

JULY 10, 2015

According to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, expect the refurbishments  at the Shark Rock Pier, at Hobbie Beach in Summerstrand, to be completed by September after work began in April.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Director of Communications, Roland Williams, told local radio station, Algoa FM, that the second phase of the upgrade to the pier is currently underway.

"We are very anxious to make sure that the pier gets refurbished as soon as possible. We just need to make sure we go through the motions in terms of the procurement process, so that's what is being done.

"There weren't really hiccups in the procurement process, it just takes a lot longer than what we expected. I want to stress because we deal with taxpayers money we have to make sure we follow a proper procurement process," Williams said.

Work done on the Shark Rock Rock Pier has included stripping off all thehand rails as well as inspecting and maintaining the entire structure.