Jetty works to start


Kwinana Courier - - Opinion -

FOR those keen to visit Pen­guin Is­land from late Septem­ber, ex­pect po­ten­tial de­lays as work be­gins on the Mersey Point Jetty.

Start­ing in late Septem­ber, the $1.5 mil­lion works are ex­pected to run through un­til Jan­uary 2018.

The new jetty will be 76 me­tres long and con­structed out of steel piles with re­in­forced con­crete head­stocks and deck pan­els.

It has a pro­jected life­span of about 50 years and will hold com­mer­cial ves­sel berthing.

Handrails on both sides and a steel frame, lower level land­ing will be suit­able for short­term recre­ational boat­ing ves­sel berthing.

Dur­ing the works, the con­trac­tor will need to close off part of the Mersey Point Jetty carpark, re­duc­ing the num­ber of avail­able park­ing spaces for the du­ra­tion of the project.

Visi­tors are asked to use one of the al­ter­na­tive park­ing op­tions avail­able on Pen­guin Road, at the end of Seaforth Street, lo­cated on Ar­ca­dia Drive.

Tourism West­ern Aus­tralia is sup­port­ing the project with $500,000 and lo­cal op­er­a­tor Rock­ing­ham Wild En­coun­ters will con­trib­ute a per­cent­age of the cap­i­tal costs over sev­eral years as part of its agree­ment to use the new jetty.

Ae­rial view show­ing the jetty works project area with al­ter­nate park­ing ar­range­ments.

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