Damaged jetty is closed to public

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
The Marlston Waterfront jetty has been closed off to the public after winter storm damage.
Camera IconThe Marlston Waterfront jetty has been closed off to the public after winter storm damage. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

A popular Bunbury jetty has again been closed as city staff move in to repair further damage.

The Marlston Waterfront jetty was closed yesterday after big swells again damaged the structure.

Bunbury City Council was forced to fence off the jetty last year when it was significantly damaged by winter storms.

It was due to be repaired, but the council had to take emergency action to stabilise the waterfront’s seawall earlier this year when a massive crack was discovered in the waterfront’s boardwalk.

Mayor Gary Brennan said investigations were under way.

“The city has engaged a coastal engineering firm to undertake structural and geo-technical investigations of both the wall and the jetty,” Mr Brennan said.

“Depending on the outcomes of the investigations, further work may be required on the wall.

“If further works are required then the jetty would be repaired once these works are completed.

It is expected the investigation should be complete by December.

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