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New Coles Bay jetty complete


The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, said the new jetty at Coles Bay had been completed just in time for the busy summer season.

Mr Wightman said the project, worth more than $800,000, was managed by Marine and Safety Tasmania however the jetty is on land managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

“I am pleased to see that the Urban Renewal and Heritage Fund has been able to restore a significant community asset that had unfortunately fallen into disrepair,” he said.

“The new jetty will provide a safe facility for everyone to make use of, from commercial fishermen and recreational boaters to the many people who come to visit this spectacular part of our State.”

The project included construction of the new concrete jetty, remedial works to the rock groyne, increasing the height of the outer end of the wall to provide greater protection for berthing vessels and construction of a fenced path on the breakwater for the high number of tourists that visit the site.

The area behind the jetty has been sealed and extended, providing greater flexibility to jetty users and the public; and a lease has also been granted to a tour operator for a building on site.

Mr Wightman said the Urban Renewal and Heritage Fund is about projects that balance Tasmania’s unique heritage with the opportunities and demands of development.