Sta­dium jetty now afloat

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE new Burswood Jetty was un­veiled last week, with the $5 mil­lion project set to give foot­ball fans an op­por­tu­nity to at­tend games via ferry.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti said the jetty of­fered an­other trans­port op­tion for those trav­el­ling to Op­tus Sta­dium and the sur­round­ing precinct.

“The suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the project has also pro­vided an out­stand­ing busi­ness op­por­tu­nity for Cap­tain Cook Cruises to ex­pand its op­er­a­tions to in­clude the new jetty and sur­round­ing precinct as a desti­na­tion point,” she said.

“Pas­sen­gers and other fa­cil­ity users will also ben­e­fit from the ex­clu­sive use li­cence, as it will max­imise ef­fi­cient use of the jetty struc­ture while main­tain­ing pub­lic safety dur­ing pe­ri­ods of peak de­mand.”

Start­ing on June 21 when the West Coast Ea­gles host Essendon at Op­tus Sta­dium, pri­vate ferry ser­vices to the sta­dium will be in place af­ter Cap­tain Cook Cruises – owned by Sealink – se­cured ex­clu­sive ac­cess to a ded­i­cated berth for sport and en­ter­tain­ment events at Op­tus Sta­dium.

On an event day, Cap­tain Cook Cruises is ex­pected to pick up and drop off about 1440 peo­ple on two re­turn ser­vices across five ves­sels.

The jetty long. is 96m

The new jetty has opened.

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