Perth’s Barrack Square jetty to get an $18.7 million upgrade

Elizabeth Quay Perth Western Australia
Home >Explore >Perth’s Barrack Square jetty to get an $18.7 million upgrade

We’re one step closer to Perth’s expanded jetty transport network, with the announcement that Barrack Square’s Jetty One will be getting an $18.7 million revamp.

The jetty, which neighbours Elizabeth Quay and the Bell Tower, has been in service for over 50 years – almost double its initial design life of 30 years.

Use of Jetty One has been limited in recent years, including during remediation works undertaken to counteract degraded wood piling.

“Barrack Square is an iconic location in our city, but some of the jetty infrastructure is in dire need of replacement,” explained Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

Barrack Square Jetty Perth

“We’ve undertaken remediation works in recent years, but this investment will completely replace Jetty One – returning it to its original state and reopening its use for tourism operators.”

The upgrade, funded by the Perth Parking Management Account, supports the expansion of tourism and charter operators in the region, as well as coinciding with upcoming feasibility investigations into the expansion of Perth’s jetty service services.

Subscribe to our free newsletter!

“We will be allocating $2m for the Public Transport Authority to undertake feasibility investigations into the most appropriate locations for potential terminals – as well as design work and geotechnical and civil engineering analysis.”

The Barrack Square project will also include works to replace substructure supporting the Old Perth Port Building.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2025-26, with the tender process for the new jetty’s design and construction to commence later this year.

“This is an exciting project that will see critical jetty infrastructure renewed and add vibrancy to an historic and culturally sensitive part of the Perth waterfront,” said David Michael, Minister Assisting the Transport Minister.

“The project is in its very early stages, and the Department of Transport recently commenced consultation with the Traditional Owners of the area as part of the heritage approvals process.”