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Jetty may be upgraded after storm

SIMON MAUDE
Last updated 05:00 19/06/2014
Ferry terminal

GIMME SHELTER: The remains of Bayswater ferry terminal’s canopy.

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Repairs to Bayswater's storm damaged ferry jetty could see it become bigger and better.

Ferry company Fullers, has been forced to close the jetty but is operating from a temporary site at Bayswater Marina.

Operations manager for the company, Tim Palmer, says engineers have yet to fully assess damage to the pontoon and he is unsure how long repairs will take.

The temporary boarding facility on a marina-owned pontoon is equipped with a HOP card reader.

Fixing the jetty, which suffered structural damage including losing its canopy, could mean ferry patrons see improvements, he says.

"The storm has given us the opportunity to review the design of the structure," he says.

Last week's storm did affect electricity and HOP readers at ferry terminals, but the storm was a "minor inconvenience" for the company, Palmer says.

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