The Esperance Jetty is on track to open in March with the last pile driven this week

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The new Esperance Jetty stretches 407 metres.
Camera IconThe new Esperance Jetty stretches 407 metres. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

The Esperance Jetty is one step closer to completion as the last pile was driven for the project on Monday.

The Shire of Esperance said the next stages of construction would include laying the deck planks for the newly piled section as well as building a low level dive platform.

Shire of Esperance chief executive Shane Burge said he was looking forward to opening the new structure to give the community the opportunity to experience it.

“I have enjoyed watching the jetty stretch out further from shore each week and today marks are one big step closer to the conclusion of the build,” he said.

“I look forward to being able to open it up to the community so we can all enjoy a walk along it like I did (Monday).”

The old Esperance Tanker Jetty was closed in late 2015 because of safety concerns with the first pile in construction being driven in April 2020.

With interpretative artworks, handrails and shelters still to be installed, the new 407-metre jetty is expected to be completed in March.

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