Harbour to get new $700k jetty

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Johns Creek Boat Harbour from above.
Camera IconJohns Creek Boat Harbour from above. Credit: Samuel Mettam

A Point Samson jetty which is more than 20 years old is set to be replaced this year after the State Government allocated $700,000 to the project.

The funding for Johns Creek Jetty, which is at the Point Samson boating facility, was a part of the latest round of the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme, which was managed by the Department of Transport and announced late last year.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the jetty had deteriorated over time.

“The City has monitored the jetty’s condition and provided regular maintenance works over several years, including remediation works in March last year to ensure the jetty was structurally sound,” he said.

The City has already designed a replacement jetty to enhance safety and access for users, with the estimated total project cost around $1 million.

Mr Long said they had been pursuing State Government funding for some time. “Council is pleased to receive $700,000 funding from the Department of Transport and staff are currently reviewing the project schedule with the aim to tender the works in early 2020,” he said.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said most projects granted funds in the latest round of the RBFS would provide improved and safer facilities for recreational boat owners.

“Boating is an increasingly popular recreational activity and the scheme, introduced in 1998, allows boat owners to directly contribute as it is partly funded from boat registration fees,” he said.

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