Works on the first stage of Maitland City Council’s Queens Wharf Masterplan are set to get underway in June.
Stage A of the works, which is partly funded through the NSW Boating Now Program, will see an extension of the existing wharf at multiple levels, widening of the boat ramp and the addition of a second access ladder.
The carpark will also be renewed, while work on the footpath and landscaping is also part of the plan.
Maitland Mayor Loretta Baker said the upgrade would enhance river access to and from Morpeth.
“Morpeth is a wonderful village with so much to offer visitors and locals alike, so being able to enhance river access in and out of the area will allow greater visitation and provide improved recreation for our locals,” she said.
Once construction commences on the boat ramp, public access to the ramp will be limited to the hours between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
In addition, once construction commences in mid-June on the wharf extension, there will be no access to the wharf for the duration of the project.
The works are expected to be complete by August.