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Funding has been allocated to rebuild the popular Australind Jetty and make it safe for public use.
Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced funding of $3 million has been allocated to rebuild the popular Australind Jetty and make it safe for public use.
Shire of Harvey President Paul Gillett said the popular spot was closed in January 2021.
“Due to the Australind Jetty becoming unsafe it was closed off to the public in late January 2021 by the Shire on behalf of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER),” Cr Gillett said.
“The Australind Jetty has become a popular spot for local residents and tourists.
“We are pleased to see this funding has been allocated to rebuild the jetty and appreciate the advocacy of Jodie Hanns MLA Member for Collie-Preston.”
Independent consultants carried out an assessment of the jetty's structural integrity in May 2021. The consultant's report identified several significant structural issues with the pier and the wooden bridges, requiring extensive remedial works before the public could use the jetty safely.
DWER is now commencing the process to undertake the recommended remedial works that will see the popular jetty reopened to the public.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Shire of Harvey acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.