Demolition and reconstruction of the Esperance Tanker Jetty

Proposal description: 

The Shire of Esperance propose to demolish the heritage listed Esperance Tanker Jetty as it has fallen into disrepair and no longer deemed economically viable for the Shire to maintain.

The Shire proposes to build a replacement jetty in close alignment with the old structure and extending 400m of its original 512m length. The old piles of the Tanker Jetty will be retained in-situ at mean sea level for the length of the old structure and three meters below the lowest astronomical tide past the end of the replacement structure. 

The concept design plans include a heritage section referencing the Tanker Jetty’s original timber structure, new recreational facilities and interpretation elements. Full design plans on the Shire of Esperance website.

The Shire, together with heritage architects, are working towards meeting the requirements of the WA Heritage Council with the aim of lifting a Conservation Order over the old Taker Jetty that currently prevents demolition.

The Shire’s proposal to demolish and rebuild the Tanker Jetty has been referred to the EPA via a third-party – the Friends of Esperance Tanker Jetty Association.

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Last updated: 
June 24, 2019
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
Decision on whether to assess has been published
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