Significant works will begin at Green Island Jetty this month to ensure a vital piece of tourism infrastructure is maintained into the future.
Owned by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and maintained by Ports North, the jetty has been the point of entry for thousands of passengers to the popular island for the past 60 years.
Contractor SRG Global will carry out the major refurbishment to the concrete deck and jetty piles from February 20 and is expected to complete the Project by August 2020, subject to weather conditions.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has approved an Environmental Management Plan for the works. Ports North has also consulted with Queensland Parks and Wildlife and the Traditional Owners of Green Island.
Daily tourist operations at the jetty will continue as normal.
Ports North will introduce the following initiatives to minimise the impacts of the works which include:
Flyers with an explanation of the works, in different languages, for hand-out to visitors
• On-board information videos
• Signage at the island
• Floating booms and flags at the work area to alert people swimming and snorkelling
• Spotters to monitor the works
• Encapsulation of the work site
• Water capture, treatment and recycling
• Steel plate protection on top of the jetty deck for safe visitor passage
• Materials handled after hours to keep the jetty deck open during the day
• Installation of a high quality noise reduction curtains
For any queries in relation to the works please email Ports North at
Ports North is responsible for the management and development of port and other maritime facilities vital to the development of Cairns and regional centres. The Corporation has extensive property, marina, tourism and cargo facilities in Cairns and its nine Far North Queensland ports.