Heritage Council support new jetty concept

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The Replacement Jetty is another step closer, after the state's Heritage Council approved the final concept design developed by H+H Architects and agreed that it appropriately interpreted the original 1935 structure.

The letter of support prompted a meeting of the Jetty Replacement Working Group on Friday, February 22, who endorsed the final concept design and have recommended the Esperance Shire Council move to the detailed design stage.

The Jetty Replacement Working Group have recommended that council endorse the final concept design and proceed to the detailed design phase, incorporating the advice from the Heritage Council.

The recommendation is expected to reach council at the next Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 26.

In their letter of the support, Heritage Council chair Anne Arnold stated the body would need further information at the next stage of the development including demolition methodology that will provide for the salvage of timbers from the existing jetty structure, the location and impact of new piles on the existing piles which are to be retained in situ to interpret the original alignment and details on the implementation of interpretation nodes.

The Heritage Council also stated they would require details on elements that require modification to achieve compliance with the National Construction Code.

The Heritage Council were presented with the design on February 8 after H+H Architect director Julie de Jong unveil the evolving concept design to the Esperance Shire Council and stakeholders on January 22.