Monkey Mia jetty
Project Status: Completed
The Shark Bay community and visitors to the area have been enjoying the new Monkey Mia jetty since it was opened to the public in December 2014. The replacement jetty, made possible by $2.2 million from Royalties for Regions, through the Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan, is being used by commercial, recreational and tourist vessels, including daily dolphin watching tours.
Situated adjacent the Monkey Mia Resort and within the spectacular Shark Bay World Heritage Area, the jetty's viewing platform is popular with visitors to the internationally renowned Monkey Mia dolphin interaction experience.
The original timber jetty was built in 1962 and was not designed to withhold the current level of commercial and tourism traffic. The new steel and concrete structure dramatically improves usability by providing a safer environment for vehicles and pedestrians. The jetty will also contribute to the environmental sustainability of the area by protecting the surrounding foreshore from vehicle traffic.
The Monkey Mia Jetty is one of a number of projects being delivered through the Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan which will which will rejuvenate the Shark Bay area in time for the commemorative celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog's landing being planned for October 2016.