Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Final design unveiled for new Woodman Point Ammo Jetty

    27/07/2022 8:00 AM
    • New Woodman Point Ammo Jetty design released
    • Final design responds to community feedback
    • Replacement safer for swimming and diving, with increased fishing space in deep water
    • Initiative part of the McGowan Government's $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan

    The McGowan Government has unveiled the design of the new Woodman Point Ammo Jetty after a strong response to a call for feedback on proposed concepts for the replacement structure.


    The new jetty will have a similar footprint to the existing structure and features significant improvements:

    • a 50 metre long, three-metre-wide T-head more than doubling the space for fishing in deep water;
    • the opportunity for greater separation (four metres) between divers and fishers with a much wider main deck providing a safer environment;
    • improved access to the water from the jetty for swimmers and divers via a dedicated ramp and low-level platform; and
    • increased protection for the valued marine biota on the existing jetty piles.

    More than 1,000 comments were collected as part of a community consultation process launched last year to finalise the concept, with a structure allowing more space for fishing in deeper water receiving the most support.


    The decision to include a T-head at the end of the jetty was guided by hydrographic survey showing the depth of the water does not increase beyond the end of the existing jetty.


    A working group led by the Department of Transport and comprising of the City of Cockburn, State Government agencies, Recfishwest and Fishability continues to guide the jetty replacement project which has now moved to the detailed design phase including cultural heritage, development and environmental approvals.


    To view the final concept, visit: https://transport.wa.gov.au/projects/woodman-point-ammo-jetty.asp


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "During the consultation stage, we received more than 1,000 submissions from members of the public, which highlights just how important this project is to the community.


    "The final design of the new jetty includes some of the best features from a range of options we put to the community, and will significantly improve access to fishing, diving and swimming for people in Perth's southern suburbs.


    "The design means fishers can look forward to more space to drop a line in deeper water, and will benefit from the luxury of being able to fish with the wind at their back in all directions.


    "The retention and protection of the existing jetty piles and associated marine biota and sea life, coupled with the extra separation from fishers and improved access to the water will not only ensure the jetty continues as a popular dive site, but is also sure to attract more visitors once complete.


    "This is a balanced design that equally caters for all users in a safe way that will come to life over the next few years, providing current and future generations a place to enjoy."


    Comments attributed to Cockburn MLA David Scaife:


    "This will be a huge makeover for the Woodman Point Ammo Jetty that significantly improves the amenity of this part of our coastline.


    "The Woodman Point Ammo Jetty is a much-loved community asset, and these works will not only improve the jetty, but make it more accessible for members of the community."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500