Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Iconic jetty timber goes under the hammer

South Australia’s City of Port Lincoln Council is inviting applications from community groups, private individuals and businesses interested in utilising or repurposing salvaged timber from the recently refurbished Port Lincoln Town Jetty.

Applications will be accepted from Monday 12 February and will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 12 March 2024.

“We’ve had considerable interest from community members keen to acquire some of the town jetty timber,” said Mayor, Diana Mislov.

“Encouraging the reuse and repurposing of this salvaged timber not only promotes sustainability but also ensures that this valuable resource doesn’t go to waste. It can find new life and purpose in various community and individual projects.

“The community is often keen to retain a piece of history, and incorporating the jetty timbers and salvage items into community art or household features will make for interesting talking points in the future – a tangible way of keeping our history alive.”

The salvaged timber, which includes old decking, kerbing, girders, and various components of the old Port Lincoln Town Jetty, varies in quality and has been graded into four categories ranging from excellent to poor condition.

The Council says it is important to note that some pieces may contain metal pins, nails and bolts.  Additionally, certain timber has been treated with oils, solvents, chemicals, and substances, including creosote, making it unsuitable for firewood.

“Furthermore, it is crucial to emphasise that the salvaged timber is not certified for structural use and must not be used in the construction of buildings.”

“In November 2023, the Council approved a process for the disposal of salvaged timber, offering it at no cost for eligible community projects demonstrating local community benefit and public accessibility,” said Mayor Mislov.

For private individuals and businesses, the cost of the timber will be determined by its quality. Timber graded as excellent or in good condition will be available at a commercial price.  Timber suitable for domestic or creative purposes (fair condition) will be sold at market value and poor condition timber will be offered at an affordable $150 per domestic trailer load (6’x 4’).

An opportunity to inspect the timber will be provided at the City of Port Lincoln’s Council Depot, located at 33 Bel-Air Drive, Port Lincoln on Friday 23 February between 9am to 3pm, and Saturday 24 February, 10am to 3pm.

For further details about the salvaged timber and the application process, an FAQ, and application documents are available at www.portlincoln.sa.gov.au/tenders.

All applications will undergo assessment by an internal panel of Council senior staff, with recommendations subject to approval by the Council’s Chief Executive Officer.  Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

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