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Streeter’s Jetty set for restoration in latest Shire of Broome infrastructure project

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Streeter’s Jetty is set to be freshened up.Picture: Stephen Scourfield
Camera IconStreeter’s Jetty is set to be freshened up.Picture: Stephen Scourfield Credit: Stephen Scourfield/The West Australian

A refurbishment project lined up for the iconic Streeter’s Jetty is underway, with the Shire of Broome closing the jetty to the public.

As part of stage two of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project, the jetty is slated to be refurbished to ensure its long-term structural integrity.

Streeter’s Jetty is the latest in a number of infrastructure projects for 2020, which included the refurbishment of the wooden stairs at Cable Beach.

The project will include the reconstruction of the concrete retaining wall, replacement of a significant number of piles and new decking.

A tender process will be undertaken to find a suitable contractor to take on the project.

Temporary fencing has already been installed at the site.

Streeter's Jetty will be refurbished in the latest stage of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project.
Camera IconStreeter's Jetty will be refurbished in the latest stage of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project. Credit: Jakeb Waddell/Broome Advertiser, Jakeb Waddell

Shire of Broome deputy president Desiree Male said Streeter’s Jetty was an integral tourist site in Broome and its future longevity was very important.

“The refurbishment of Streeter’s Jetty is included in Stage 2 of the Chinatown Revitalisation project and the upcoming works will ensure that locals and tourists alike can enjoy it for many years to come,” she said.

“The process is underway and the Shire is committed to completing these works to refresh the jetty as soon as is practically possible.

“We thank the community for its patience while the refurbishment is undertaken.”

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