Public Safety and Staff Safety should be paramount

Safety matters.   The 2009 Royal Haskoning report highlighted that immediate repairs were required to the metal ladders on the East Pier Extension, which had missing rungs and “corrosion to an unsafe level.” Similarly ladders on the Main Piers were condemned because of rotten timbers and loose fittings. Repairs were also required within 5 years to the significantly corroded wire rope rails around the lower decks of both pier extensions.

Royal Haskoning warned that all of these defects could cause “severe injury, potentially fatal.”

Question 16.   Has SBC rectified all of these potentially life-threatening defects?

Question 17.   If some of these defects have not been rectified, almost 8 years after the report was issued, would SBC please provide a full explanation and justification for their inaction?

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