In August 2021, the State Government announced $1 million in funding for a swimming pontoon to be built in Port Augusta.
Investigations in 2018 found that the 1881-built timber T-Jetty’s piles were undermined by severe rotting, splitting and section
loss, along with compromised structure bracing in many locations, and that fixing the structure was not possible. The jetty was demolished in 2019.
Following consultation with Port Augusta City Council (PACC) on location and design, the PW2PA Alliance will deliver a new swimming pontoon on the western side of the new bridge, which will replace the removed historical T-Jetty, a popular community recreation asset.
In early 2022, a concept design was developed, which has been refined over time, and has resulted in a final design for a 77-metre jetty to be constructed at the site of the now demolished T-Jetty.
In July 2022, PACC endorsed a report supporting the construction of the swimming pontoon.
In August 2022, PW2PA Alliance went to market as part of a competitive tender process to procure the structure and its installation.
The design of the pontoon has been developed to satisfy strict safety requirements. The project team held three information sessions to seek input from the community on the final colour of the structure. If you have missed the information sessions but would like to provide your feedback, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org