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Yarrabah Jetty project

Overview:

The $7 million Yarrabah Jetty Project is a Queensland Government funded infrastructure initiative. When complete, the scope of works for the 165 metre long jetty will include a land based jetty shelter with toilet facilities including disabled toilets.

Location:

Gribble Point, Yarrabah

Completion:

December 2019

Benefits:

The jetty will provide the Yarrabah community with the opportunity for tourism and commuter services to be developed to and from Cairns. Yarrabah is Queensland's largest Indigenous community with an official population of 2,686 at the 2016 census.

Funding:

$7 million

Regions:
Far North District

Project info

Land based construction associated with the jetty project began late December 2017.

These land based works will include a shelter, toilet facilities, pavement, concrete kerbing, footpaths, a pedestrian ramp and street lighting (solar).

The jetty will be 165 metres long.

Due to tidal variations in Mission Bay it will be accessible by boats with a 1.3 metre draft about 55% of the time. A 1 metre draft vessel will have accessibility 70% of the time and the draft of a vessel determines the minimum depth of water a ship or boat can safely navigate.

The project location in the vicinity of the town's current boat ramp is the most suitable option and will provide the best access to deep water.

A full environmental impact study has found that this location has minimal environmental impact on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

When completed the jetty will become an asset of the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.

A Marine Parks permit is being sought by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) on behalf of Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council (YASC). The permit is for the construction and ongoing operation and maintenance of a single piled concrete jetty adjacent to the boat ramp on the south side of Gribble Point, Yarrabah.

YASC will be the ultimate Permit holders and owners of the jetty and associated land based infrastructure. YASC is the responsible local government body for the proposed location of the Yarrabah Jetty and associated infrastructure.

The proposal consists of a single piled concrete jetty adjacent to the boat ramp on the south side of Gribble Point, Yarrabah. No dredging is proposed nor is spoil disposal required in the Marine Park.

Please note: TMR has applied for environmental approvals for the full extent of works outlined to support the present and future marine infrastructure needs of the Mission Beach area. However, the extent of works constructed as part of this project will be subject to construction tendered rates and what can be delivered within the available budget.      

Community info

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Media gallery

Future jetty site
Future jetty site

Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council team
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council team at the future jetty site

Map of the jetty location
A map of the future jetty site

 

Last updated
25 July 2018