Funds allocated for rebuilding the Australind Jetty

Media release
The Government of Western Australia allocated funding for jetty rebuilding works in the 2022–23 financial year and the department has initiated the procurement process to enable work to commence as early as practicable.
Image of Australind Jetty

The Australind Jetty, formally known as Laporte’s Boardwalk/Jetty was named after a former British company, La Porte Industries, and established as part of a titanium extraction plant in Australind in the 1960s.

Due to the Australind Jetty’s age and deteriorating condition, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) commissioned a condition report, including above and below water. The report found significant concerns with the jetty, and it was subsequently deemed unsafe. In the interest of community safety, the department made the decision to close the jetty to the public after consultation with the Shire of Harvey.

The Government of Western Australia allocated funding for jetty rebuilding works in the 2022–23 financial year and the department has initiated the procurement process to enable work to commence as early as practicable.

As the project is in its early phases, the department is unable to provide a reopening date. Both the department and the Shire of Harvey are keen to see works completed as soon as practicable and for an improved structure at the major tourist attraction. The department and the Shire of Harvey are confident that once the work is complete, the jetty will be enjoyed by the local community and tourists for many years to come.

For updates on the Australind Jetty project, please continue to check this website as it will be the primary source of information.

Page reviewed 20 September 2022