City re­moves jetty for safety rea­sons

Joondalup Times - - NEWS - Tyler Brown

THE City of Joon­dalup has re­moved the west­ern tim­ber jetty at Ocean Reef Boat Har­bour be­cause of its poor con­di­tion and po­ten­tial safety is­sues.

Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob said it would have cost the City about $1 mil­lion to re­store the jetty, lo­cated against the sea wall, to a suit­able con­di­tion. “The age­ing jetty posed a po­ten­tial safety hazard to users and given the an­tic­i­pated com­mence­ment of the Ocean Reef Ma­rina devel­op­ment pro­ject and re­cent in­stal­la­tion of sev­eral float­ing jet­ties within the har­bour, the City de­cided to re­move the jetty at the ear­li­est op­por­tu­nity,” he said.

Af­fected par­ties such as the Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club and Whit­fords Vol­un­teer Sea Res­cue were no­ti­fied of the work, which started ear­lier this month.

Works will con­tinue over the next few weeks to re­move the steel piles.

The City has sal­vaged the tim­ber from the jetty for re-pur­pos­ing works such as na­ture play equip­ment at lo­cal parks.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.