Repairs to Broughton Pier resume after 2022-23 delay due to supply chain disruptions
VICTORIA, BC — The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) resumes repairs to Broughton Pier beginning in November after supply chain disruptions postponed the project last winter.
- Replacing 60 original wood piles — some are over 100 years old
- Improving pier lighting for pedestrians and business operators
- A container replacement for Red Fish Blue Fish to support business operations
- Improving the mechanical sewage system over the water
These necessary repairs will ensure Broughton Street Pier’s continued use and enjoyment by locals, tourists and commercial vendors. Broughton Pier connects the David Foster pathway between the causeway and Hyack Marina.
“Broughton Pier supports the visitor economy, and the PacifiCan Tourism Relief Fund recognizes that. PacifiCan is contributing $500,000 towards repair costs,” said Robert Lewis-Manning, CEO of GVHA. “The pier is an important hub for Inner Harbour activity. 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.”
GVHA anticipates minor periodic land and water access disruptions for public safety during construction. The project team will make every effort to minimize these disruptions during the project.
GVHA has contracted Salish Seas Industrial Services for construction management and Herold Engineering Limited to lead engineering design for the repairs. The total estimated cost for repairs is $1 million. The anticipated completion date is March 2024.
More information and updates can be viewed at gvha.ca
About the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that is committed to the stewardship and sustainable growth of Victoria’s dynamic working harbour. GVHA owns and operates several high-profile community amenities, including the Ogden Point Breakwater, Inner Harbour lower causeway, Fisherman’s Wharf and Ship Point Pier.
GVHA is certified as a Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Silver Member. Silver Members recognize the value of working with Indigenous communities and showing outcomes that have made a difference, including investment in communities, people, employment programs and business partnerships.
For more information, visit www.gvha.ca.
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