A $400,000 project to upgrade Taylors Beach wharf will begin in April.
The wharf will be closed between April and June while Port Stephens Council carries out the work to replace the existing structure.
A gangway and floating pontoon will be added to the new wharf, which is currently a pathway lined by rocks leading to a wooden platform.
The existing rock wall will be reconstructed, as will the connecting footpath.
An aluminium gangway will lead to the floating pontoon.
The old wharf will be replaced with a fibre enforced plastic deck.
Although the wharf will be closed, the adjacent boat ramp and car park will remain open.
There will be the occasional disruption to the car park area during construction, but this is expected to be minimal.