Following a meeting with the ‘Save our Jetty’ group in October, the Busselton Shire Council confirmed that they would seek ownership of the Busselton Jetty from the State Government’s Public Works Department.  The Shire believed that they were best equipped to manage future tourist growth and other potential business ventures.

 

In one of the 1976 meetings of the ‘Save our Jetty’ group, the idea for the construction of an Underwater Observatory was suggested.