Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Community to have say on new Woodman Point Ammo Jetty design

    9/08/2021 9:00 AM
    • Community comment sought on designs of $9.6 million Ammo Jetty at Cockburn
    • Old jetty to be replaced with new, safer structure for fishing, swimming and diving
    • Three design concepts presented for wider discussion after initial user feedback
    • Initiative part of the McGowan Government's $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan 

    The McGowan Government is seeking community feedback on the design for the new $9.6 million Woodman Point Ammo Jetty to be built at Cockburn Sound, funded through the WA Recovery Plan.


    Three design concepts for the new structure have been developed in consultation with the City of Cockburn, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and after feedback from current users and peak bodies representing fishers, divers and swimmers.


    Concepts for the new jetty, to be built in the same location, include ramp access into the water, a low-level swimming or diving platform, shade shelters with seating and improved lighting.


    The old Woodman Point Jetty is at the end of its life but in recognition of its significant heritage and popularity as a dive site its concrete piles will be retained for ongoing use.


    A working group led by the Department of Transport and comprising of the City of Cockburn, State Government agencies, RecfishWest and Fishability has been established to guide the project during design and construction.


    Have your say before 4pm Monday September 6, 2021 by visiting:  http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/woodmanpointammojetty


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Woodman Point Jetty has been a staple in the local community since 1903, and is popular with swimmers, divers and boaties.


    "While it is now past its useful life, we have the opportunity to build a new structure for the community to enjoy for many years to come.


    "I would encourage every interested community member to have a look at the designs and provide their feedback.


    "This project was made possible by the McGowan Government putting in place a $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan to support our economy through the COVID-19 pandemic."


    Comments attributed to Cockburn MLA David Scaife:


    "We're lucky to have easy access to the beautiful Woodman Point - it's a popular place for locals and tourists.


    "Our community has the unique opportunity to have their say about what the new jetty will look like - I encourage everyone to jump online, have a look and have their say."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500