Fuel Jetty Redevelopment UnderwayThe rebuild of the Rottnest Island Fuel Jetty has begun in earnest with the decommissioning of the existing structure.
Construction of the new $3 million jetty is being undertaken by Fremantle-based company Total AMS and is expected to be completed by November 2020.
The project will create 40 jobs for electricians, plumbers, fuel specialists, engineers, surveyors and divers.
The new jetty will provide improved facilities and accessibility to the Island including additional power and water outlets, new finger jetties at lower level between pens and enhanced refuelling for smaller vessels.
The rebuild will also include a new multi-level landing platform with disability access and improved berthing for smaller vessels.
During the works period, access to the jetty (including fuelling, berthing and pen mooring) will be closed to all vessels.
The closure covers all the waters enclosed within 10 metres of the jetty.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and maintain a safe clearance when transiting the area.
Fuel services and potable water supplies will not be available from the jetty for the duration of the scheduled works. Potable water remains available from the Geordie Bay Jetty.
Skippers of vessels travelling to the Island will need to ensure they have adequate fuel supplies for their entire journey to and from the Island for the duration of the project.