photographing progress of Gurney Wharf project

Gurney Wharf Project progress photos No. 22, April, 2018 – (Countdown: 16)

I think progress is rather good.  Now the land has been created and filled in about as far as Pemenang Street – about two-thirds the way along Gurney Drive, with the exception of a channel of water between Gurney Drive and the new land.  On other parts they have dumped big piles of rocks – for the retaining wall? and big piles of sand or soil.

The plan shows that the area yet to be done is quite a bit wider and requires more in-filling. Still, it seems to be going well.  Here are a few photos:

looking out from Bali Hai

Looking towards Tanjung Bungah

looking out

looking towards George Town

Opposite Pemenang Road – more or less as far aas they have come

Opposite Pemenang Road – more or less as far aa they have come

 

Gurney Wharf Project progress photos No. 21, 24th March, 2018

Great progress has been made, with the land being reclaimed as far as Pemenang Street – so about two-thirds of the way along Gurney Drive.  Here are some photos from different parts of Gurney Drive, taken over the past few days.

the last part to fill in

from the Tanjung Tokong end of Gurney Drive in the evening

soil to spread

Gurney Wharf Project progress photos No. 18, 9th January, 2018

The Gurney Wharf project started at the end of February, 2016, which so far is manifested as putting a fence along Gurney Drive, and now dumping gravel. So I will photograph progress from the same standpoint – in front of Bali Hai, which is around the middle of Gurney Drive.

They were pumping mud again this morning so as to fill in between the barriers they placed.  Here are the photos taken from along Gurney Drive – towards the George Town end from Bali Hai.  I see them working at low tide, but not at high tide. They have now filled in as far as level with Gurney Hotel.

at work pumping

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Gurney Wharf Project progress photos No. 17, 4th January, 2018

The Gurney Wharf project started at the end of February, 2016, which so far is manifested as putting a fence along Gurney Drive, and now dumping gravel. So I will photograph progress from the same standpoint – in front of Bali Hai, which is around the middle of Gurney Drive.

Well, I’m delighted to report that I actually saw some work in progress this morning as I went for a walk.  They seemed to be pumping mud so as to fill in between the barriers they placed.  Here are the photos taken from along Gurney Drive – towards the George Town end from Bali Hai.

 

Gurney Wharf Project progress photos No. 15, 18th November, 2017

The Gurney Wharf project started at the end of February, 2016, which so far is manifested as putting a fence along Gurney Drive, and now dumping gravel. So I will photograph progress from the same standpoint – in front of Bali Hai, which is around the middle of Gurney Drive.

I wrote I was tracking down the government department in charge of the project to see if I can find out further information.  It turns out there are two ladies in an office in Komtar that are in charge of the project.  I visited their office, but they were out.  I was given their email addresses and phone numbers.  I emailed with some questions, but received no reply. One of the email addresses I was given was incorrect, but the other seemed to be OK.  I phoned, but both were out.  I phoned the mobile number of one of them, and it wasn’t answered, but went to voice mail. I left a message, but have received no reply.

The state government prides itself on transparency, so I doubt the progress of the project is a state secret.  I will keep trying.

A few more photos early this morning, at low tide.

From the George Town end of Gurney Drive

looking towards George Town from near Bali Hai

looking towards the mainland

looking towards Tanjung Tokong

Gurney Wharf Project progress photos No. 14, 3rd November, 2017

The Gurney Wharf project started at the end of February, 2016, which so far is manifested as putting a fence along Gurney Drive, and now dumping gravel. So I will photograph progress from the same standpoint – in front of Bali Hai, which is around the middle of Gurney Drive.

It’s a long time since I have posted on this topic as nothing much seems to be happening.  So I took a few photos the other (early) morning at low tide with my phone – so they are not very good.

I am tracking down the government department in charge of the project to see if I can find out further information.

looking straight out from Bali Hai restaurant

looking to the left from Bali Hai restaurant

looking to the right from Bali Hai restaurant

 

Gurney Wharf Project progress photos No. 12, 13th July, 2017

The Gurney Wharf project started at the end of February, 2016, which so far is manifested as putting a fence along Gurney Drive, and now dumping gravel. So I will photograph progress from the same standpoint – in front of Bali Hai, which is around the middle of Gurney Drive.

In recent months I have noticed less activity.  Maybe there is a good reason for this.  Here are some photos I took this morning at low tide, in bright sunshine.

July 13th, 2017

July 13th, 2017

July 13th, 2017