The final days of the 84-year-old Esperance Tanker Jetty appear to be at an end after today’s announcement deconstruction had been given the green light by State Government.
Shire of Esperance today received a Section 64 permit issued by Heritage Minister David Templeman allowing deconstruction to go ahead.
Shire chief executive Matthew Scott said it was difficult to pin down a start date for deconstruction, but he felt it would not be before the end of next month.
“We are unable to provide an accurate timeline at the moment with respect to when deconstruction will commence as there are still several steps that need to be sorted out,” he said.
“We are currently working on the tender documentation for the replacement Jetty, which we do not foresee being available until at least the end of July.
“We will continue to keep the community fully informed as we work through the ten step process.”
Shire President Victoria Brown said the permit and outlined conditions would allow the Shire to finalise tender documents for a replacement jetty.
“This is quite specific and will hopefully alleviate some concerns that deconstruction will occur and no replacement will be forthcoming,” she said.
“We have State and Federal support through the ten step process, funding, and now a permit to allow the work to be completed.
“This is another huge step and we look forward to combining new and old jetty memories.”