The WA Government will establish a public fishing platform at the Bunbury Service Jetty, allowing public access to the Bunbury Outer Harbour for the first time in more than 15 years.
The investment delivers on an election commitment in the Plan for Bunbury to build a fishing platform for the Bunbury community.
The Southern Ports Authority will move two pilot boats that utilise the jetty to its south-eastern end, freeing up significant space for a public fishing platform to be established on its north-western end.
Structural and civil works are valued at $457,000, including $208,000 to establish the fishing facility and access components.
The selection of the Service Jetty as the most suitable option has been confirmed through extensive consultation with the City of Bunbury, the Bunbury Development Committee, the South West Development Commission, Recfishwest, and local community groups including Fishability.
Works are expected to be completed by early March 2020, with first access to the public later that month.
Source: WA Government