Works to start on Ellen Cove jetty restoration image

16 February 2018

Contractors will no longer need to lower the Ellen Cove swimming enclosure to carry out upgrade works on the jetty and will instead access the work site from the beach and boardwalk pathway. 

From Monday, February 19, the popular Ellen Cove jetty will undergo much needed reconstruction works due to the deterioration of its timbers, and will continue until Friday, March 23.

Original plans were to complete the upgrades from a barge, which would have required the lowering of the swimming enclosure to give the barge access to the jetty.

Those plans have changed after the contractor decided it was more efficient to carry out the works from the beach due to tides and the sand levels around the jetty.

Swimmers will now be able to continue to use the swimming enclosure with peace of mind it is secure, however a 10-metre exclusion zone around the jetty will still apply.

There will be minimal disruptions to beach access. Contractors will close 10 parking bays adjacent to Albany Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday night to allow a crane and sea container to access the beach early on Monday morning and prepare for the project. The parking bays will reopen immediately after the sea container and first materials are delivered to the site.

Workers will close the pathway to the Ellen Cove Boardwalk for short two-minute intervals about 4 times a day to allow the delivery of materials to the jetty.

We urge visitors to the area to show patience and observe work site exclusion areas.

Signs at Middleton Beach to inform the public of the work will be updated.