Shire of Dandaragan - November 2012

History of Project

The Jurien Bay Community Foreshore and Jetty Project is an iconic and large scale outdoor visitor and community facility. In May 2003, after a severe storm, extensive damage occurred to the two old wooden fishing jetties causing them to be closed for safety reasons. A town meeting was held regarding the condition of the jetties and it became apparent that they needed to be replaced with a more sturdy jetty.

Phase 1, being the jetty construction has been successfully funded through Western Australian State Government Programs, Corporate Sponsors and the Shire of Dandaragan. Phase 2 of the overall project will enhance the established partnerships, resulting in a foreshore art and tourism precinct in Jurien Bay that will showcase this unique area to visitors and locals alike.

After a number of years of work, the jetty project became a reality and was officially opened on 30 April 2011 by the Honourable Brendan Grylls MLA (Minister for Regional Development; Lands).

Jetty Statistics
The Jurien Bay Jetty has a length of 162 metres and is 3 metres wide. The overall cost of the Jetty Project was $2.2 million. The Jetty incorporates fishing platforms and also a 60 square metre pontoon anchored in water immediately adjacent to the Jetty.

Tenders for the construction of the Jetty were called for in 2010 and the successful contractor was lnsitu Construction and Maintenance of Dongara. It was very evident during the research that was undertaken as part of the tender process that lnsitu was a very competent organisation capable of undertaking this task.

lnsitu ensured that Council were kept informed during the progress of the construction and on numerous occasions attended Committee Meetings to outline progress to the Council. lnsitu also organised regular on site inspections during the construction phase of the project to keep Council informed.

While the works took a considerable time to be completed, due to the complexity of the project, the project was delivered on budget and on time. I can only speak highly of the efficient and professional manner in which the lnsitu Staff undertook the work.

Also during the construction phase, lnsitu maintained good security of the site as it was located in a central position of the foreshore and attracted numerous visitors who were interested in viewing progress of the works. Safety of the public was of paramount importance.

As with all projects of this scale, there are always small issues that arise and I can only compliment the lnsitu Staff on following up on any outstanding issues that were caused by subcontractors. The Staff were extremely diligent in fulfilling their obligations to the project.

It is with pleasure that I provide this reference and I can only suggest that if any other organisation is considering employing lnsitu Construction and Maintenance to carry out a project that they would be more than happy with the eventual outcomes.

Yours faithfully

lan Rennie
Deputy Chief Executive Officer 
Shire of Dandaragan