The much-loved Coogee Beach Jetty is being refurbished and upgraded with a range of features for beachgoers.
Works will commence on 28 March 2022 to install a new beach access ramp on the Jetty’s north side and to renew the timber deck and paint of the existing structure. The improvement works at this nationally awarded beach are expected to be completed by May.
The new ramp will create an accessible link directly from the jetty down to the bottom of the beach, helping to provide greater access for people living with disability or mobility challenges, and those using prams.
General maintenance works will include refurbishment of the timber deck and repairs to the paint coatings on the steelwork.
During this period, the jetty will be closed to the public for periods of time. Works have been timed to take place after the summer months, when the beach is less busy.
The beach itself along with the nearby Coogee Maritime Trail and shark-barrier enclosed swimming course will all remain open and available to the public.
The jetty is an important piece of infrastructure for beachgoers in Cockburn and is central to many popular events, such as Coogee Live and the Australia Day Coogee Beach Festival.
It is used by thousands of people every year and ensuring it is well maintained is crucial said Jonathon McKay, Marina and Coastal Engineering Officer.
“The jetty is an iconic feature of Coogee Beach, which was named the thirteenth best beach in the country by Tourism Australia earlier this year,” Mr McKay said.
“We are extremely proud of Cockburn’s coastal infrastructure and we are striving to keep its amenity and quality up to these high standards.
“Maintenance ensures that the jetty will continue to be safe, appealing and last for future generations.
“These works will also ensure that our community and beyond can use the jetty via the new access ramp and enjoy the connection it provides to our beautiful coastline.”
For more information please visit the City's website