Two new jetties for the Houtman Abrolhos islands

Construction will soon start on two jetties in the Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park, informs the Government of Western Australia.

The government awarded tenders for the jetties at Beacon Island and East Wallabi Island to a Mid-West construction company, In-Situ Construction and Maintenance.

“The McGowan Government has recently announced a $13.8 million investment for infrastructure and management of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park over the next four years, including the installation of new jetties,” said Environment Minister Stephen Dawson.

Dawson added that one of the first steps in facilitating tourism on the islands is creating better access. “These two jetties are significant investments that will help put the Houtman Abrolhos Islands on the tourist map.”

The Beacon Island jetty will accommodate boats less than 10m in length. The jetty on East Wallabi Island will assist in island management by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). It will cater for vessels up to 20m in length and provide access to the nearby airstrip.

Construction will begin around December 2020 with the completion of works expected in the first half of 2021.

Photo: Peter Nicholas/DBCA

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