Friday, September 08, 2006

Rapid Bay Jetty lives on!

Good news! Here's an update on the ailing Rapid Bay Jetty in South Australia, home to SA's beautiful marine emblem, the Leafy Sea Dragon.

The state government announced today that $3.9m in funding will be provided to build a new, safer jetty, 260 m in length. This will be built parallel to the old wooden jetty and will provide access and amenity for recreational fishers, divers, locals and tourists.

The 'T-section' on the end of the old jetty will be maintained to provide shelter and protection to the fragile marine environment underneath. This area is one of the premier dive sites in Australia. It will become part of the proposed Encounter Marine Park.

The Media Release states that "the new jetty will be a concrete and steel structure to reduce the high maintenance costs of the current wooden structure."
The funding announcement is good news to many groups, including the Friends of Rapid Bay Jetty, divers, recreational fishers, environmental groups, local business and the Yankalilla District Council.

Read more in The Advertiser or visit the Friends of Rapid Bay Jetty website.

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