Now that’s a seriously big rig

THE Nowra skyline has been dominated over the past week by a large piling rig boring holes for the $10 million apartment block on the corner of Kinghorne and Plunkett streets.

The massive machine will drill about 80 holes, which will be used as the footings for the four-storey structure which will house 41 serviced apartments.

The piles on the western side of the former Nowra Mazda site are being drilled to a depth of eight metres, while in other locations they are six metres deep.

Once the holes reach the depth a metal reinforcement cage is placed into the hole and then the concrete is poured.

The work teams complete between six and eight bore holes a day.

The Albury-based Joss Group, which is managing the project hopes the footing piles will be completed by the end of next week.

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