Jetty works to start
PART OF CARPARK TO CLOSE DURING PROJECT
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.