Saving a historic icon

Saving history: In this week's letters to the editor, Barry Sponberg discusses his work for the Esperance Shire and his despair at the state of the Jetty. Photo: Supplied.
Saving history: In this week's letters to the editor, Barry Sponberg discusses his work for the Esperance Shire and his despair at the state of the Jetty. Photo: Supplied.

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I worked at the Shire Council from 1989-1999 as Principal Planner and have followed the area's progress via websites.

I cannot believe the recent photographs of the tanker jetty in all its dilapidated glory.

Surely there must have been some effort to save this historic icon.

Since leaving Esperance, I have lived and worked in a number of regional areas in Western Australia and Queensland and it's amazing how many people I have come across who have visited the town and immediately recall the white beaches and the Tanker Jetty.

I'm quite sure there are a couple of Councillors who wouldn't allow the Bijou Theatre to fall into such disrepair.

Having said that, g'day to all my old friends who still live in one of the great areas of Australia.

Thankyou.

Barry Sponberg.