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New Old Man Bay Dock Update

Local News 27 Mar, 2023 Follow News

Installation of silt screen prior to commencement of dredging.

Commencement of piling work for the new dock this week.

Work has commenced on the new Old Man Bay Dock in North Side and is forecast to be completed by August 2023.

The two phases of the project, which are being undertaken by the Public Works Department, include dredging works at the existing dock and the new dock location as well as construction of a new dock and repairs to the existing fish hut.

Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure Hon. Jay Ebanks said the existing dock was critically in need of repairs and upgrade for over 15 years. “The people of North Side have been engaged and the fishermen have given their support. The Government has been committed to moving this project forward and I am pleased that the changes will allow for small boats to safely launch and utilise the dock area for fishing and other watersport activities”, he said.

He further noted, “The construction of the new dock and fishing hut will enable marine vessels safe access and moving from the seaside to the dock and also from the dock to the seaside without damage to vessels due to existing marine conditions”.

Project managers Public Works Department have emphasised that all the necessary permits have been received from the relevant agencies of Government and notices to proceed issued by the Department of Environment.

The contract for the project was executed between the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure and contractor Robson Construction end of last year.

The Public Works Department is advising members of the public that the area is an active construction zone and restricted to employees of the contractor, Department of Environment and Public Works Department.

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