City of Karratha

New jetty on the horizon for Point Samson

25 May 2020

A new jetty is on the horizon for Point Samson after Council moved to invite tenders for the design at this week’s Council meeting.

The jetty is the second stage of works to rejuvenate the Point Samson foreshore as part of the Point Samson Foreshore Management Plan.

Prior works delivered under the plan include a public decking area and lookout at Miller Close car park, dune rehabilitation, revegetation and fencing to combat foreshore erosion, shade shelters installed at Town Beach and the construction of the viewing platform, completed in 2018.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the jetty had been in the planning stage for a number of years and Council was pleased to see it moving ahead.

“Enhancing the amenity of our coastal assets is a priority for Council and the City has worked closely with the Point Samson Community Association, who have been the driving force behind this long-term project,” Cr Long said.

“This development aims to provide a safe recreational fishing facility for the community and visitors that reflects the history, lifestyle and tourism focus of the town.

“Significant investigations to inform the design will be undertaken over the next 12 months.”

Tenders will be invited for the jetty’s detailed design and community consultation.

Council allocated $150,000 for the design of the jetty in the 2019-20 budget and $2m for the fishing platform’s construction in the City’s Long Term Financial Plan. The total estimated project cost will be determined through the design stage.

The full Point Samson Foreshore Management Plan is available at https://karratha.wa.gov.au/foreshore-management-plans

Image: Point Samson jetty preliminary concept design.