Whyalla Jetty

June 28, 2021
Filed under: Coastal Engineering — Tags: — Peter Cornish @ 1:51 pm

This group on the Whyalla jetty at the final defects inspection 25 June 2021 holding awards that this Jetty has already won. Pictured above (from left to right)

  • Kristen Clark (City of Whyalla) – client
  • Terry Magryn (Magryn) -designer
  • Adam Bolton (Maritime Constructions) – builder
  • Rick Gayler – Superintendents Representative

This year the City of Whyalla took out the IPWEA SA’s prestigious Best Public Works Project over $5.0m The Whyalla Jetty opened Sept 2020 and already had 80,000 people visit since then.

Jetty Facts:

  • Width = 4.5m.
  • Length = 165m.
  • Loop circumference = 150m.
  • Total length including loop = 315m.
  • Supported by 102 pylons driven into the seabed.
  • Made of industrial-strength pre-cast concrete slabs suitable for marine environments.
  • Steel mesh sides act as a windbreak.
  • Brushed steel balustrade along entire length.
  • Bespoke lighting installed inside the top handrail.  Each 500mm of handrail has a 50mm LED pod around the entire length of the interior and exterior balustrade.
  • 45m access ramp, built to Australian standards.
  • Open sections allow for children and people in wheelchairs to have an unobstructed view.
  • Six locations around the exterior of the jetty have sliding sleeves on the top handrail sections for children or the disabled to fish from.
  • Made possible by State Government funding and structural steel donated by the local GFG Alliance Whyalla Steelworks