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Repairs begin on Hamelin Bay jetty ruins

Repairs to Hamelin Bay jetty ruins
Repairs to Hamelin Bay jetty ruins Ben Tannock, Parks and Wildlife

Timbers from the original Busselton jetty are helping repair the historic Hamelin Bay jetty ruins in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

Department of Parks and Wildlife officer Ben Tannock said aged timbers provided by the City of Busselton had been used to replace five severely deteriorated cross beams from the Hamelin Bay structure.

“Given the historical significance of both jetties to this area, it is fitting that beams from the original Busselton jetty are being recycled at Hamelin Bay,” Mr Tannock said.

“The department appreciates of the City of Busselton’s contribution to this repair project.”

Mr Tannock said a timber specialist contracted by the department replaced the cross beams in the last week of November.

Further strengthening works using stainless steel rods and jacketing of two piles with polycarbonate sleeves will be carried out in the near future.

Hamelin Bay jetty was built more than 130 years ago.

In 1921 fire destroyed much of the jetty, and in 1961 a severe storm destroyed most of the remaining structure. All that remains at the shore line are eight piles and six cross-beams.

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