BUSSELTON Jetty Environment and Conservation Association have handed over a $1 million cheque to the city as its contribution to rebuilding the jetty.
BJECA also contributed $600,000 in material towards the project.
Mayor Ian Stubbs said it was a great outcome.
“It was pleasing to receive BJECA’s contribution of $1 million towards the jetty upgrade. This virtually completes the jetty work,” Mayor Stubbs said.
“While the project did not finish on time, due to the original contractor going into administration, the project did finish within budget. It is a great outcome. I sincerely congratulate BJECA for their enormous input, not only financial, into the jetty project.
“We have a great team managing the jetty. One of the council’s priorities now is to attract the additional funding to continue with the foreshore upgrade to complement the jetty.”
BJECA president Trevor Fitzgerald thanked staff for the efforts they had made over a period of time in raising money to make the contribution to the jetty rebuild, which reduced the impact on ratepayers’ funds.
“Now the jetty is completed we will continue to move on and further enhance the jetty and its surrounds for the benefit of the local public and tourists and ensure there is little or no impact on ratepayers’ funds now and in the future,” he said.
The total cost of the jetty rebuild was $27.6 million, of which the State Government contributed $24 million.