The question of what to do with the Queen's Pier in Ramsey will take a while longer to be answered, the chief minister has told Tynwald.
A Council of Ministers Steering Group was due to report back to the court this month.
But Tony Brown said, while a good deal of work had been done, including getting estimates for how much the pier would cost to refurbish, more time was needed.
The group now has until the March sitting of Tynwald to conclude its findings.
Mr Brown outlined exactly what still had to be done, after Rushen MHK Juan Watterson asked for details: