The jetty was seen to be inadequate, not in depth as before, but in strength and structure. The idea for a ‘skeleton jetty’ was proposed and later approved by the government. The skeleton jetty was a rail link running from 166m east of the existing jetty. The rail lines were put in place for steam trains hauling loads of timber, potatoes and coal. Until this time, horse and cart were used to transport goods along the jetty.