New phase of Salini rehabilitation: old huts to be rebuilt
Mepa has granted an outline permit for the next phase of the government's Salini rehabilitation project which will see the partial demolition, reconstruction and rehabilitation of the existing salt structures, the building of a car park, a visitors' centre, and the rehabilitation and change of use of the Ximenes Redoubt as an interpretation centre.
The project also involves the reinstatement of the marshland and the garigue area and the creation of a number of bird observation posts. A ferry boat jetty will also be built.
The old wooden storage sheds will be replaced by structures on the same site, replicating the original, which have deteriorated too much to be restored.
However the packing shed, which is in better condition, is to be restored and the materials and techniques will be replicated where necessary.
An archaeologist will monitor works in the area to safeguard any archaeological remains that might be uncovered.
An underpass will be created between the visitors' centre and the site.