Australind Jetty

The McGowan Government has committed $3 million to the rebuild of the jetty so this tourist attraction can once again be enjoyed by the local community.

Background

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. The jetty extends about a kilometre into the Leschenault Estuary and was originally built for a pipeline which no longer exists.

Since the closure of the titanium extraction plant, the jetty has become popular for walking and fishing, and is a local tourist attraction.

Due to the Australind Jetty’s age and deteriorating condition, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) engaged consulting engineers to inspect both the below water and above water structures and report on the condition. The report found significant structural concerns and the jetty was subsequently deemed unsafe. In the interest of community safety, the department made the difficult decision to close the jetty.

The McGowan Government has committed $3 million to the rebuild of the jetty so this tourist attraction can once again be enjoyed by the local community.

DWER will be liaising with the Shire of Harvey on the jetty’s design and rebuild.

What is happening now?

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The Department of Finance has been engaged by DWER to manage the rebuild project with assistance from the Department of Transport. It is anticipated tenders for the project will be released in July.

More information

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The department will update this page as more information comes to hand. Please continue to check this webpage for updates as the project progresses.

Page reviewed 21 June 2022