Contract awarded

Contract awarded

The contract for stage two of the Lakes Entrance Seawall reconstruction was awarded by East Gippsland Shire Council on Tuesday, November 12.

Works will commence after Australia Day 2020 and are expected to be completed by October 2020. Albcon Pty Ltd was awarded the $1,206,526.89 (excluding GST) contract.

Mayor, Cr John White, said similar design and materials to stage one completed earlier this year near Bank Jetty will be used for the stage two project.

The seawall will be piles and precast concrete panels and will include a new 3.3-metre wide shared path and 2.5m wide boardwalk.

“Unlike for stage one, most of the existing bluestone seawall will remain in place due to the difficulties associated with removing such large infrastructure with concrete footings. The new seawall will be constructed in front of the existing one, giving council the opportunity to provide wider pedestrian paths,” Cr White said.