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Disposal of Tanker Jetty Timber

Expression of Interest 0251-19

As part of the deconstruction of the Esperance Tanker Jetty, the historic timber from the Jetty is being salvaged. H+ H Architects, who are Heritage Architects, have been engaged to undertake a Watching Brief for the deconstruction of the Jetty, as per the Heritage Council requirements. As part of the Watching Brief H+H Architects has developed a timber sorting matrix for the classification of timber recovered from the Jetty, through the sorting of the Jetty timbers stored at the depot. From this H+H Architects have come up with four grades to classify the Jetty timbers into the timber grading matrix can be found here.

Council has endorsed the following actions for each grade of the historic timber.

Grade 1 & 2 Timbers

Grade 1 & 2 Timbers will be stockpiled stored by the Shire of Esperance until the deconstruction is complete. 


Grade 3 Timbers

The deconstruction of the Esperance Tanker Jetty will result in some excess recovered and salvageable timber, classified as Grade 3 timber. In recognising the heritage value of the timber, the Shire of Esperance aim to distribute these pieces to members of the Esperance community, for projects that demonstrate a community benefit. The material includes

  • Deck Planks
  • Stringers
  • Half Caps
  • Corbels

Grade 3 timbers have considerable weathering, enlarged recesses and deterioration to exposed surfaces and around fixings and cut ends. The timber is generally in fair to poor condition. These lengths are cut-down or damaged lengths of 1933 fabric and are intended for small scale domestic and community use.

Pictured below are some samples of the grade 3 timbers.


Interested parties are required to complete this form and state how much timber they would like, what they intend to create from it and how it will benefit the community. As this is an Expression of Interest only there is no guarantee that material will be distributed following the deconstruction.

Expressions of Interest will be forwarded to Council for consideration at the monthly Ordinary Council Meeting. Expressions of Interest that are received monthly prior to the second Tuesday of the month will be considered at that month’s Ordinary Council Meeting, Expressions of Interest received after this date will be considered at the following Ordinary Council Meeting.

Inspection of the timber can be arranged by appointment only. Please contact Director Asset Management, Mathew Walker on 08 9071 0675 or via email


Grade 4 Timbers

Expressions of Interest 0252-19 seeks submissions from community organisations to take all Grade 4 historic timber from the Esperance Tanker Jetty and manage the distribution to the community. This may be for financial benefit that will contribute to other projects that may help the community of Esperance.

The Expression of Interest 0252-19 Disposal of Tanker Jetty Timbers - Grade 4 can be found here.

Applications close 2.00pm AWST, Thursday 23 January 2020.