Members of the Heritage Council and representatives from Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage met with the Esperance Shire Council in Esperance last week. All representatives were taken to visually inspect the Tanker Jetty and recovered section from the uncontrolled collapse before meeting to discuss a way forward.
The Heritage Council have stated they will support either reconstruction of the existing structure based on the 1935 design, potentially using old and new material and if this is not a feasible option then replacement using a more contemporary design with new and recycled materials. Both options are limited in length based on a $6m capital spend.
The meeting was a good way forward and helped the Heritage Council to get a better understanding of the Shire’s current financial resources and what the Esperance community wants in a jetty. The Shire will continue to work with the Heritage Council to finalise concept plans.