TYRENDARRA’S popular but dated wooden fishing jetty is set for a modern transformation.
The Fitzroy River facility will become safer with easier access after Premier and member for South West Coast Denis Napthine yesterday announced $60,460 to replace the 40-year-old structure, following requests from local anglers.
“This new floating pontoon jetty will feature seating, rod holders and be much larger to cater for more anglers to use this popular fishing spot year round,” Dr Napthine said.
“It will also provide people with disability improved access, including those in wheelchairs, so that they can cast a line alongside family and friends.
“The current wooden jetty was built during the 1970s and has received many Band-Aid treatments over the years. It has been a well-loved and well-utilised fishing spot over the years, and it is time for a much deserved makeover.
“This new jetty, which will be similar to what is provided at the new Portland marina facility, will provide a modern space for anglers to enjoy for many years to come.”
Dr Napthine said the new jetty had been funded through the recreational fishing grants program, using proceeds from the sale of recreational fishing licences.