- Individuals, groups and businesses can make an application
- 900 tonnes of salvaged timber assessed, sized and graded for reuse
- Timber will be gifted to projects with a demonstrated community benefit
Timber salvaged from the $4.2 million partial deconstruction of the historic One Mile Jetty at Carnarvon is now available to individuals, groups and businesses seeking to repurpose it for use in the local community, and elsewhere.
The jetty suffered significant damage during last year's Tropical Cyclone Seroja, resulting in a recommendation to remove all but the first 400 metres of the structure due to the risk to safe navigation.
Since the Department of Transport (DoT) completed the partial deconstruction of the jetty late last year, approximately 900 tonnes of salvaged timber have been assessed, sized and graded for appropriate reuse in the community.
The process for allocation of timber begins with an application which will be assessed by a panel consisting of the custodian of the jetty, the Carnarvon Heritage Group, the Shire of Carnarvon, Gascoyne Development Commission and DoT.
The timber will be gifted to projects with a demonstrated community benefit, and made available to others for sale with prices based on size and condition. The funds from the sale of the salvaged timber will be managed by the Carnarvon Heritage Group and used for the future repair and refurbishment of the remaining jetty.
The McGowan Government has committed $4.5 million towards rebuilding and reopening the
One Mile Jetty, with community consultation continuing on the design and work underway to assess the structural integrity of the remaining pylons.
It is expected some of the salvaged timber will be used in the redevelopment project. To apply for timber, or find out more about the project visit https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/projects/carnarvon-one-mile-jetty.asp
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"The impact of Cyclone Seroja was devastating for the Gascoyne, particularly on the historic One Mile Jetty.
"It's an incredible outcome that we have been able to salvage so much of the timber, which can now be reused and retained within the community, giving new life to this iconic Carnarvon landmark.
"We've held a number of workshops and forums with the community to discuss how the salvaged timber could be reused, and based on the feedback we are expecting to see strong interest.
"We're continuing to progress works on the rebuild of the One Mile Jetty, with community consultation continuing on the design, along with assessments of the structural integrity of the remaining pylons."
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The One Mile Jetty plays such a central role in the history of Carnarvon, and this is a unique opportunity for the community to give new life to that remarkable heritage.
"We are examining how some of the timber can be used in the redevelopment of the jetty site, to ensure heritage is at the heart of the project."
Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6200