Regional

$4.5 million to kick-start Carnarvon One Mile Jetty repairs

Posted on January 25, 2021
  • $4.5 million towards repair of the Carnarvon One Mile Jetty
  • Funding to fix first 430m of the jetty

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will invest $4.5 million towards repairing the Carnarvon One Mile Jetty, kick-starting the rebuild of the iconic 123-year-old jetty.

The heritage-listed jetty was closed to the public in late 2017 and requires extensive structural repairs to safely reopen.

It is one of the region’s most recognisable icons and is core to the social and economic history of the Gascoyne.

A McGowan Labor Government contribution of $4.5 million would repair approximately 430 metres of the jetty, allowing priority works to secure the jetty to get underway.

The McGowan Labor Government will work closely with the local community to secure Federal Government funding to complete the repair project. 

Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

“The One Mile Jetty is deeply embedded in the hearts of Carnarvon people.

“Since the Carnarvon Heritage Group closed the jetty in late 2017, we have undertaken extensive work to work through the options to reopen this important community asset.

“This commitment for the Carnarvon community will allow repair works to get underway, taking us a major step closer to bringing the jetty back to life.”

Comments attributed to WA Labor Candidate for North West Central Cherie Sibosado:

“As a Carnarvon resident, I know how important the One Mile Jetty is for our community.

“The decision to close the jetty was heartbreaking for groups like the Carnarvon Heritage Society.

“This commitment is a fantastic outcome for our community, and will provide a real boost for the local tourism industry.”