Construction and enabling work on the old seaplane hangars and associated buildings at The Landing is now well underway.

The work involves removing the old roof sheeting and any other cladding that is past its use by date, and replacing it with modern alternatives that are sympathetic to the buildings’ character and history. New services will also be laid to provide for the future redevelopment and occupation of the buildings.

Construction and enabling works are due to be completed in June 2016, at which time a development partner will take over the buildings and commence repurposing them for a mixture of uses. More will be revealed in the coming months.

Meanwhile dredging works to create a wet edge will soon commence. A wet edge is the result of dredging to enable the majority of all tide water at the base of the sea wall. No more looking at the mud flats! The old sea wall will also be repaired to fill in the holes that have appeared over the years. The boardwalk running from the Fabric Bay through the mangroves and across to the bottom of Marine Parade is also due to start shortly. All of these marine-related works are due for completion before Christmas this year.