$3.8 million jetty upgrade completed at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
Reconfigured replacement jetty provides 66 upgraded boat pens
Upgraded pens now available for licence
The Liberal National Government has completed a $3.8 million reconstruction of the biggest jetty at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the two-year improvement project had transformed Jetty 2 and was an important part of the harbour's ongoing jetty replacement program.
"The project involved a partial demolition, piling work and implementation of new floating infrastructure and was partly funded by existing boat pen fees," Mr Marmion said.
"Boat users will benefit from a number of improvements including the upgrading of 66 boat pens, providing new opportunities for boat owners wanting to house their vessel at the popular harbour.
"The pens are safer than the original concrete and wood structure as they provide a wider platform and pen holders will also benefit from improved firefighting, security and fendering systems."
The replaced section of Jetty 2 is now home to 29 pens of 15 metres in length, 21 pens of 18 metres in length, 15 pens of 20 metres in length and one multi-use pen. The jetty now provides additional pens for new customers seeking to accommodate their vessel at the harbour.
Nearly 130 new and upgraded pens have been provided at the harbour since the jetty replacement program was implemented in 2009.
The project upgraded the original part of Jetty 2 located off Capo D'Orlando Drive to meet the standard of an extension to the structure completed in 2012.
The floating pen system now in place features an aluminium frame requiring minimal maintenance with high density polyethylene for the pontoons and decking
The reconstruction project was undertaken by Wangara-based company Engineered Water Systems
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