Jetty Road causeway redevelopment kicks off

Department of Transport on-site supervisor Olaya Lope-Casado with a long reach excavator to be used in the work.
Department of Transport on-site supervisor Olaya Lope-Casado with a long reach excavator to be used in the work.

Work has commenced on the first phase of the $10.8 million Jetty Road causeway redevelopment at Casuarina Boat Harbour.

Department of Transport project delivery manager Cameron Smith said in the next few weeks contractors would start trucking 24,000 tonnes of locally sourced rocks to site for placement along the causeway to strengthen the structure.

“Every effort is being made to limit the impact of the work on the surrounding community and harbour users with restrictions on truck movements and continued access to boat pens on the causeway,” he said.

“Trucks working on the project are only allowed to operate from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and will finish at 5pm on Saturday.

“Department of Transport’s on-site supervisor will work closely with the contractor to minimise noise and dust and the truck speed has been capped at 40 kilometres per hour for increased community safety.”

Mr Smith said the causeway rock refurbishment was expected to be completed by mid-2019, triggering Phase 2 of the project which will see the roadway reconstructed, 164 parking bays created, landscaping and construction of public toilets and other facilities if the budget allows. 

“While there’s no access to the causeway beyond the jetties for the duration of the project, penholders will have dedicated parking close to the jetties and will be updated on the progress of works,” he said. 

The project forms a a key part of Stage 2 of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project.

For more information visit transport.gov.au/jettyroadcauseway.