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, we engaged consulting engineers to inspect 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 State Government committed $3 million to the rebuild of the jetty with the funds to be allocated in 2022–23.
We will liaise with the Shire of Harvey in the jetty’s design and rebuild.
What is happening now?
Repair works have commenced and will be completed in two stages. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
We will update this page as more information comes to hand. Please continue to check this webpage for updates as the project progresses.