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South New Brighton set for new jetty

Brad Christensen
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The damaged South New Brighton jetty  Christchurch City Council

South New Brighton boaties are excited the council has approved plans to rebuild their damaged jetty.

The Christchurch City Council has approved $400,000 to rebuild the damaged South New Brighton jetty. 

The jetty sustained damage in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes before being battered further in a 2013 storm. 

City Council project Manager, Mike Sheffield said there's always been a need for it and they will use up to 40 per cent of the existing structure in the rebuild. 

The new jetty will feature a floating pontoon at the far end that will rise and fall with the tide. 

Pleasant Point Yacht Club treasurer Jocelyn Humphreys said the pontoon would be fantastic for junior sailors in the area, giving them easy access to the water at all times. 

"People love watching activities on the water and just being close to the water so the jetty really is a major community asset", said Humphreys. 

The new jetty is expected to be completed by August this year.