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Burns Point Ferry heading to dry dock for annual makeover and maintenance

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Ballina Council says that the Burns Point Ferry will be taken to a dry dock slipyard for major maintenance works.

The ferry service will stop at 1pm on Friday 27 August and is scheduled to recommence at 8am on Monday 13 September 2021. The ferry crossing will be closed to customers for the duration of this work. Road users are advised to use the alternate route of the Pacific Highway and River Drive, Wardell.

During this period the ferry will have major mechanical and electrical repairs, and safety upgrades. The vessel will also be blasted and repainted.

The slip dates are prearranged to coincide with suitable tides around the Wardell and Woodburn bridges but are also dependent on safe, navigable weather conditions.

The ferry’s return to service in Ballina will depend on its progression through the works program and the weather conditions in mid-September.

If delays to the work program occur and the ferry cannot return to service on Monday 13 September, Council will notify road users through local media, social media and at ballina.nsw.gov.au

For updates on ferry operations visit MyRoadInfo.com.au or telephone Council on 1300 864 444.

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