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Jetty Restoration

In 2009 the jetty received $27.1 million to complete refurbishment on the jetty structure. $24 million was contributed by the Western Australian State Government with the balance contributed by the City of Busselton and the Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association (BJECA).

On Sunday 6 February 2011 refurbishment was complete and the Busselton Jetty reopened for public access. New features include interpretive nodes and fish cleaning bays. Swimming and diving platforms, rain shelters and heritage sculptures are also present along the new structure.

The following construction activities took place during refurbishment:

1) The complete replacement of approximately 50% of the 1.8km existing Jetty structure. This required demolition of approximately 900m of the existing Jetty.

2) Temporary dismantling for substantial repairs to the remaining 50%.

3) Driving of approx. 200 new timber piles and 108 steel piles predominantly for the new 900m section.

4) Reconstruction of various parts with timber decking for heritage values.

5) Refurbishment of the small ‘Scout Road Jetty’ located 100m east of the main Busselton Jetty.

Works proceeded continuously throughout the construction period from two major barges on two separate work fronts, supported by a number of smaller work craft.