Main Jetty Reconstruction

The Main Jetty on Rottnest Island is the primary entry and exit point for visitors, guests, staff and contractors. The Berth 4 and 5 concrete deck area was constructed in the late 1970s and will be demolished and reconstructed to better serve the growing needs of the Island for the next 50 years.

Project description

The project scope includes demolition and removal of the concrete deck and steel piles of the existing structure, driving of new steel piles and installation of precast concrete panels to form the new jetty deck area. 

A full-depth wave screen will be installed along the northern edge of the deck area to provide protection to Berth 4 and improve jetty operability during strong northerly winds. The overall length of the jetty will be increased by five metres and the width will be increased to match the existing end of Berth 3. 

Project key features

  • Improved operability of Berth 4 to maximise berthing time in all weather conditions
  • Improved spacing between ferries with the additional jetty length for safety and movement clearance
  • Improved jetty lighting and signage
  • Provision for the future firefighting water main and hydrants
  • Improved fender pile and chafer arrangement
  • Reduction of congestion during peak operation with the additional jetty width
  • Improved concrete durability and corrosion resistance

Estimated Project completion

Late November 2022

View current impacts of the works here.


This project has been made possible by funding from the State Government of Western Australia.