Repairs to the Broughton Pier in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, estimated to cost $1 million, will resume after the project was postponed last year.
The repairs were originally scheduled to take place between October 2022 and March 2023, but supply chain issues stalled the project.
The work will include replacing 60 original wood piles, improving lighting, replacing the container for Red Fish Blue Fish, and improving the mechanical sewage system over the water.
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, which operates the pier, says some of the wood piles to be replaced are over 100 years old.
GVHA says during the construction, land and water access will be occasionally blocked for safety, though effort will be taken to minimize the disruption.
“The pier is an important hub for Inner Harbour activity,” Robert Lewis-Manning, CEO of GVHA said in a statement. “It is home to Red Fish Blue Fish, Victoria Fire boats, Harbour Ferries (pick-up/drop off location), Victoria Kayak Tours and Rentals, and marina shower and laundry facilities.”
Red Fish Blue Fish had its last day of the season on Oct. 31 and is closed over the winter period.
The PacifiCan Tourism Relief Fund contributed $500,000 towards the repairs of the Broughton Pier.
The work is estimated to be complete in March 2024.