THE $1.1million roof renovation and asbestos removal project on Montague Island being overseen by NSW National Parks and funded by the State Government’s Heritage Asset Revitalisation Program is now complete.
A team of tradesmen from Narooma, Moruya and Mogo living on the island in shifts have now returned home and all the asbestos removed safely by helicopter.
Following a works inspection last Thursday, the decision was made for Montague Island Nature Reserve to remain closed to tourism operations until the original proposed handover date of Sunday, August 3.
Montague Island Nature Reserve on that day will be again open to receive both day and overnight guests.
Normal Montague duty officer tour advice procedures will apply from the day prior to the opening and charter boats are being advised to advise the Montague duty officer of final passenger numbers prior to departing Narooma town wharf.