Reconstruction of Rottnest Island Main Jetty Berths 4 and 5
Rottnest Island’s Main Jetty will undergo a significant upgrade from May – November.
Berths 4 and 5, which are reaching the end of their design life, will be demolished and reconstructed to provide up to 50 more years of service as the main gateway of the Island.
Demolition of Berths 4 and 5 will start on May 10 and is scheduled for completion by early June.
The new concrete deck area will be 5m longer and almost 5m wider to match the end of Berth 3. The additional length will allow for safer clearances for ferry berthing and the extra width will ease congestion in peak times on the jetty.
The new jetty will consist of reinforced concrete panels supported on steel piles, similar to the existing jetty. A wave screen will be installed on Berth 5 to improve jetty operability on Berth 4 during strong northerly winds.
Rottnest Island Authority has contracted Geomarine Pty Ltd to undertake the project which has been made possible by funding from the State Funded Capital Program – Jetties.