If you've been through the city of Whyalla recently, you'll notice that's it's become the city of round-abouts! 2 large ones on McDouall Stuart Avenue that have been there forever and A LOT of little "pimples".
Well the new town jetty is getting a major revamp in a one of kind design.
“It is going to be something everyone in Whyalla can be rightfully proud of and something that is going to be talked about throughout Australia." - CEO Chris Cowley
Mr Cowley said the new jetty would cater for all members of the community and visiting tourists. The new 145x4m jetty will not only be longer than the old structure (122x3m) but would be more than double the size with the additional 145m circle.
“This is a fantastic result for Whyalla and an exciting new concept,” Mr Cowley said.
“Not only is this jetty going to be much longer than the old one, it now has an innovative extra circle that is going to put Whyalla on the map.
“This circle is something unique to South Australia and not seen in many other places in the world either.
“It allows the jetty to cater for recreational fishers and also tourists and locals who just want an enjoyable walk out on the jetty and over the water.
“We’ve more than doubled the size of the old jetty and made it even more accessible for everyone to get out on it to have a fish or just experience the magnificent waters were are so blessed to have here on our doorstep.”
The new jetty is now fully budgeted for with the help of $1m already in the bank, literally, from the former Labor State Government. Construction of the jetty will be done with steel pylons and concrete planks with plans to create a false reef under the new jetty with the demolition of the existing structure.