Talks likely over jetty

Mersey Point jetty. d291485
Mersey Point jetty. d291485

The council is likely to pass a recommendation to delegate Mr Hammond to enter into talks with the DEC and the ferry operator in the wake of the State coroner’s findings into the drowning of two men at the nearby Shoalwater sandbar in 2010. The findings were released earlier this month.

The Coroner recommended the three parties enter into negotiations on the jetty and its infrastructure.

The report to the council lists four possible options for the jetty ” giving it to the DEC, relocating it 80 metres north, demolishing it and returning the beach to its natural state or replacing it at its current location.

It said that over the past year the City had spent more than $35,000 maintaining the jetty and surrounding foreshore.

Rockingham Wild Encounters pays an annual usage fee of about $1500.