Stadium jetty now afloat
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.