Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Transport

    Jetty replacement under way at Batavia Coast Marina

    14/10/2013 12:00 AM
    • $2.1million new jetty for Geraldton with a 42-boat pen system
    • Old wood and concrete jetty to be replaced with modern aluminium marina

    Work has started on a new $2.1million jetty at Geraldton’s Batavia Coast Marina.


    Transport Minister Troy Buswell said one of the main jetties at Batavia Coast Marina was already being demolished and would be replaced by a new modern floating pen system.


    “The original concrete and wood structure has come to the end of its serviceable life and will be replaced with a new ‘Jetty A’ which will be a minimal-maintenance jetty to accommodate 42 vessels,” Mr Buswell said.


    “Pens will range in length from 10 to 18 metres and include two pens for catamarans up to 18m in length. Jetty walkways will also be wider and the marina will have enhanced fire and security systems.”


    Additionally, all the new pens will have a finger jetty extending the entire length of the pen to make loading, unloading and general access easier.


    Work to replace the jetty will be undertaken by Walcon Marine Australia Pty Ltd which also completed the installation of floating pens at the Albany Waterfront Marina.


    Pen holders on the old Jetty A will be temporarily relocated to Jetty B until the completion of the project, which is expected before the end of the year.


    The Minister said the project followed a major expansion in pen facilities at the marina with the construction of Jetty B in 2011 adding 42 pens,” Mr Buswell said.


    “The Batavia Coast Marina is already highly sought after because of the high quality pen infrastructure and this will be further enhanced with the replacement of Jetty A,” he said.


    People interested in a pen on Jetty A or Jetty B can contact the Department of Transport’s Mid-West regional office on 9956 0113.    


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