If 1,000,000 people donate $5 we can begin the journey to save the One Mile Jetty.
A little bit of context
The One Mile Jetty is the longest timber construction in the North West of Western Australia and construction began in 1897. It was built to accommodate State Ships that brought supplies and passengers to the Gascoyne region and allowed the export of livestock and wool from the region.
Built originally of Jarrah from the South West forests it comprises over 674 pylons in the neck of the Jetty and more than 310 in the head.
These pylons have over the years created an artificial reef which explains the fantastic fishing from the Jetty.
The One Mile Jetty and adjoining precinct was entered on the Register of National Estate (No. 17038) in October 1999 and the Heritage Council of WA's Register of Heritage Place (Database No. 4566) in February 1997.
But there’s a problem
The One Mile Jetty is in urgent need of restorative works to maintain the structural integrity and retain the jetty for future generations. Over the past 20 years the jetty has been maintained through the generous support of local business and individuals along with state and commonwealth grants.
Without your support the jetty is in jeopardy and the very real threat of demolition exists.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
2017 marked an historical milestone with the jetty celebrating 120 years since construction commenced and 20 years since the Carnarvon Heritage Group rescued the jetty from demolition. Thousands of people have enjoyed the pleasures of walking and fishing from this amazing piece of historical infrastructure.
Between 1985 and 2016 we have replaced 219 piles in the neck and 81 piles in the head, including the corresponding half caps, corbels, braces, stringers, kick rails and bolts as necessary.
You can join us
We are calling upon the countless people who love this jetty to support this initiative so that future generations can also experience the wonders of the natural environment out over the Indian Ocean.
The jetty requires major restorative work and a conservative estimate of $5,000,000 is required to begin the journey.