Jetty’s future in limbo

UK residents Jim and Pat Nixey have visited Ammunition Jetty 18 times in the last 30 years.
UK residents Jim and Pat Nixey have visited Ammunition Jetty 18 times in the last 30 years.

The report, being prepared by the Department of Transport and the Department of Parks and Wildlife, will outline several possible treatments for the recreational hotspot.

A Cockburn officer’s report to its monthly council meeting last Thursday suggested that it was likely the report would include a proposal to partially demolish the jetty and replace it with a new structure, should the funding be available.

The jetty is popular with a wide range of water goers as it extends into deep water, making it popular with fishers and divers and giving them access to species usually caught from a boat

But the jetty has deteriorated to the point where damage from winter storms could cause portions of the jetty to fail.

UK holidaymakers Jim and Pat Nixey have visited the jetty 18 times in the last 30 years, with Jim saying he hoped it would be repaired.

‘We love it here because the water is really flat and the jetty provides a calm place to go for a stroll,’ he said.

‘For an old fool like me it’s great. The only suggestion I would have would be to add rubbish bins to the end of the jetty because at night when fisherman come down here they leave a lot of their lines and things.’

Shannon Tan said he visited the jetty at least once a month.

‘I’m not worried about the jetty just collapsing or anything like that,’ he said.

‘My main concern is the carpark. Every night there is glass smashed. It doesn’t even seem to be theft, just vandalism.’