Carnarvon Jetty funding

Heritage Minister Michelle Roberts has welcomed $100,000 from the National Trust to the Carnarvon Heritage Group to help repair the One Mile Jetty.
Adam it looks like you may be trudging out to the end of the jetty again to get reports.

Heritage Minister Michelle Roberts has welcomed $100,000 from the National Trust to the Carnarvon Heritage Group to help repair the One Mile Jetty.
“This offer by the Trust brings to an end a period of uncertainty for the community and ensures the conservation of one of Carnarvon’s great heritage assets,” Mrs Roberts said.
This initial funding will enable the group to source and transport timbers for the repairs. The total cost of repair is estimated at $1.2million.
On October 27, 2007, a fire destroyed a 66m section of the jetty. It has been closed off from the land to the fire site since then.
Many locals feared the closure would devastate local businesses as tourism numbers fell.
Carnarvon Heritage Group Inc chairman Mike Maude thanked the State Government for its support and in particular, Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Vince Catania for his help.
“As chairman of the Carnarvon Heritage Group, I would like to express our thanks to Vince Catania for his tireless work on our behalf, for his encouragement and helpful advice,” Mr Maude said.
“This grant is as much a tribute to Mr Catania’s efforts as it is to the significance of this jetty to the tourist potential of our great town.”
Mr Catania said the repair of the One Mile Jetty would not only restore one of Western Australia’s heritage landmarks, but would return an important tourist asset to the Carnarvon community.
“With additional fundraising, a full repair of the jetty is expected to take 12 months,” he said.

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Tue, 2008-02-19 19:08

Good to see their going to fix up the one mile jetty Colin.

Many an angler (young and old) have cut their big fish teeth on a mulloway from the one mile jetty at Carnarvon.

Speaking of jetties in Carnarvon, the little prawning jetty used to be an awesome tailor and mulloway boat spot when they where processing the prawns, even in the middle of the day.

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Hope they all survice the cyclone

Wed, 2008-02-20 08:45

That's good info John. I have a friend who has moved up to Carnarvon. Might have to give the prawn jetty a go.

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Wed, 2008-02-20 09:09

The prawn jetty's pretty dodgy these days, its got a big gap to get over to the main part of the jetty. Still a fair few fish that get caught from it as BJ eluded to. The one mile is unbelievable in terms of what gets caught there, definately one of the better spots in Canarvon IMO.

Good to see it being fixed, luckily I won't have to go out there as I will be finished by the time its completed. 

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Good News Colin

Thu, 2008-02-21 09:29

That IS good new Colin, after that fire it sat there for a while and no doubt I was one of many that was concerned they may take the 'cheap' option. So glad to see such an Icon wont be lost! As BJ said, many an angler have fished from that jetty, me included.  

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Good to hear from you Colin

Thu, 2008-02-21 09:35

Have you been out in the boat?

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