Re­open­ing of pop­u­lar div­ing spot mulled

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Perera

Ex­mouth’s navy pier, an in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised div­ing spot pop­u­lar with tourists and lo­cals, is still closed pend­ing a de­ci­sion on its fu­ture by the Depart­ment of De­fence.

The depart­ment owns the pier and a spokesper­son said they had closed the site for re­pairs when it was dam­aged by Cy­clone Ol­wyn ear­lier this year. Dur­ing that time the for­mer op­er­a­tor’s lease over the pier ex­pired and the depart­ment was plan­ning to keep it closed to civil­ians.

The Ex­mouth Visi­tors Cen­tre and lo­cal div­ing op­er­a­tors have since re­quested the pier stay open to the pub­lic be­cause of its pop­u­lar­ity.

The depart­ment is cur­rently con­sid­er­ing the pro­posal.

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