Jetty upgrades continue at Fremantle
Work begins on next phase of jetty replacement program at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
$3.8 million project will benefit commercial and recreational users
Work has started on the next stage of a program to replace jetties at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the $3.8 million partial demolition and reconstruction of Jetty 2, the largest at the facility, would upgrade the original part of the structure to meet the standard of an extension completed in 2012.
“Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a unique facility that welcomes millions of tourists each year while continuing to meet the needs of the local fishing industry, commercial and recreational fleet,” Mr Nalder said.
“The project will deliver new modern pens and improved safety to all Jetty 2 users.”
Located off Capo D‘Orlando Drive, the remaining part of Jetty 2 is the original concrete and wood structure and is being replaced with a floating pen system featuring an aluminium frame requiring minimal maintenance with high density polyethylene for the pontoons and decking.
In addition to the significantly wider platform, pen holders will benefit from improved firefighting, security and fendering systems incorporated in the upgraded structure.
Once complete the reconstructed section of Jetty 2 will provide 15, 18 and 20-metre berths.
The redevelopment will be undertaken by Wangara-based company Engineered Water Systems which completed the new floating pens at Exmouth and has also previously completed pen construction projects at Fremantle and Hillarys boat harbours.
The Minister said the project continued the rolling jetty replacement program at Fremantle, which began with the extension of Jetty 1 and construction of new Jetty 0 in 2009, and has seen 126 new and upgraded pens provided at the facility since 2009.
The Jetty 2 replacement project is expected to be completed in early 2016
For more information, visit http://www.transport.wa.gov.au or contact the harbour office on 9431 1020