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Draft Concept Design - Replacement Jetty

The Draft Concept Design for a Replacement Jetty was released for a 21 day public commentary period. The Draft was developed by H+H Architects, following initial stakeholder consultation and a review of all existing information and consultation about the Esperance Tanker Jetty and Replacement Jetty.  

The draft concept comprises of three different jetty bent types including an historic section that references the Old Tanker Jetty design, plus a long concrete fishing jetty that terminates in a wide Jetty Head at the seaward end, with a dive platform below. The length of the proposed design will have a steel balustrade on one side, and a traditional timber balustrade on the other, with a mixture of timber and concrete decking, inlaid with a steel track that interprets the original railway line. The jetty structure will have raked piles for its length and will feature a fish-cleaning station, bench seating and visitor shelters, as well as interpretative nodes that honour the history of the old Tanker Jetty.

You can read more information in the full Draft Concept Design Report and an information sheet.

The Esperance Community showed strong support for the Draft Concept Design for the Replacement Jetty, with approximately 80% declaring it was acceptable. The results in both the Opt-in and Sample Group surveys reflected overall support for the Draft Concept Design, with 79.5% in support from the Online and Hard Copy Opt-in Survey and 83.9% in support from the Random Mail Survey. The number of valid surveys returned were 1096 Opt-in surveys and 403 Random Mail Sample Group surveys (duplicate surveys were removed and have not been included in these figures). The Shire also received 62 written submissions during the commentary period, with the majority being in support of the Draft Concept Design. The comment period was open for 3 weeks and invited the Esperance Community to provide input on the Draft and participate in a survey indicating if the design was acceptable.

A full copy of the Draft Concept Design Survey is available HERE

Historic Section

Approx. 75m in length, honouring the original design of the Tanker Jetty:

  • 4.6m wide x 9.2m Steel Pile frame spacing
  • Hardwood Timber Decking
  • Timber whaling and bracing section on Steel piles
  • Metal strips inlaid flush with deck to show alignment of original rail tracks
  • Sloped timber deck transition from mainland to jetty height
  • Timber handrails, steel balustrade, timber kerb rail and light poles

Fishing Section

Approx. 250m in length, designed to accommodate recreational and fishing needs while maximising length

  • 4.6m wide x 9.2m Steel Pile frame spacing
  • Pre-cast reinforced concrete deck
  • Metal strips inlaid flush with deck to show alignment of original rail tracks
  • Timber handrails, steel balustrade, timber kerb rail and light poles

 

Jetty Head

Approx.75m in length, widened deck at the Jetty Head to facilitate community activities and referencing the original jetty head design

  • Starting at 4.6m wide and expanding out to 9m x 9.2m Steel piles
  • Lower platform to accommodate fishing and diving access 
  • Pre-cast reinforced concrete deck
  • Metal strips inlaid flush with deck to show alignment of original rail tracks
  • Timber handrails, steel balustrade, timber kerb rail and light poles

 

Interpretive Nodes

 

  1. Original Jetty landing - Pier 1
  2. ‘For the love of fishing’
  3. ‘Save the Tanker Jetty’ memorial
  4. Design of the new jetty
  5. Crossing over - the new headland & the old beach landing
  6. ‘How it was made in 1933’ -  the original construction methods & materials
  7. ‘Ravages of the environment’ - impact of teredo worm, salt, sea, wind and tide
  8. History of the jetty
  9. Beyond the jetty head
  10. Beneath the deck - marine life