North Beach Jetty reopens after storm damage repairs

Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin with City maintenance co-ordinator Greg Duggan and engineer Biljana Pecanac at North Beach Jetty.
Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin with City maintenance co-ordinator Greg Duggan and engineer Biljana Pecanac at North Beach Jetty.

POPULAR coastal landmark North Beach Jetty is looking a treat after being refurbished.

The City of Stirling spent $120,000 to restore the 22m-long jetty after it was severely damaged by storms during winter.

The entire wooden structure has been replaced with seasoned jarrah and stainless steel fixtures in an effort to retain its original look and feel.

Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said it was a popular lookout and fishing spot.

“The history of the jetty dates back almost 100 years, but it’s hard to believe there was a time during that period when there was no jetty in North Beach,” he said.

“Built in 1922 by the Perth Road Board, the original jetty remained a fixture in the area for more than 40 years, but severe winter storms damaged it so badly in the mid-1960s that it was demolished for safety reasons in 1965.

“The City later rebuilt the jetty as a fishing platform in 1977 and I’m happy to say that after this year’s restoration works, it’s looking brilliant.”

The jetty has reopened to the public after closing in June and can also be booked for wedding photos.