New Pontoon for Tea Gardens Myall Coast News Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - September 26, 2018 TEA GARDENS WATERFRONT: Construction begins on new pontoon opposite the Ice Cream Shack. IT’S taken years of planning and campaigning, but work has finally begun on a new pontoon opposite the Ice Cream Shack on Marine Drive in Tea Gardens. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Locals heading over the bridge from Hawks Nest or strolling along Marine Drive couldn’t help but notice the 130,000 tonne crane which was being used last week to install the pilings for the pontoon. Contractors for MidCoast Council told News Of The Area, “We’re doing all we can to get the pontoon finished before the Myall River Festival on 13 October.” “We’re very aware of the importance of having it finished by then to allow everyone to enjoy the festival.” It’s a big job, with the platform of the pontoon being constructed in Victoria. The new pontoon will be similar to the one already in use opposite the Tea Gardens Hotel, but it has been designed to create more berthing areas. “As part of the project a shelter will be constructed on the existing public wharf, also located on Marine Drive, to provide protection against the elements for users of this popular boat launching facility,” MidCoast Council’s Rhett Pattison said. “Use of the wharf will not be impacted, but minor disruptions for pedestrian traffic can be expected.” The project is being funded under the “Better Boating Now Program” an initiative of Roads and Maritime Services. By Margie TIERNEY TEA GARDENS WATERFRONT: Construction begins on new pontoon opposite the Ice Cream Shack.