Murrays Bay Wharf
If you close your eyes and imagine a Kiwi summer, you couldn’t get much closer than Murray’s Bay Wharf.
Kids jumping off, families fishing, seagulls circling for scraps of bait - the wharf has been a cornerstone of the community since the first timber structure was built in 1916.
The new wharf is 70m long and at 2.5m wide,it is twice the width of its predecessor (built in 1973 after the 1916 structure was deemed unsafe), with four viewing and fishing bays and a dedicated 5m wide jumping platform.
Working in the surf zone amidst ever changing tides, constructing the new wharf was challenging.
Brian Perry Civil constructed the new wharf, and demolished the previous one. Working in the surf zone amidst ever changing tides, constructing the new wharf was challenging. To install the piles and construct the wharf deck, Brian Perry Civil built a temporary 5m wide staging platform the full length of the wharf to hold the crane. The wharf’s significance to the community, and the close proximity to neighbouring properties and residents drew significant public interest, requiring careful stakeholder liaison.