The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is responsible for 34 jetties with a further 36 jetties divested to Council via long term lease arrangements, including the requirement for maintenance.

Jetties have supported commercial and recreational activities in South Australia since the 1850s and continue to be of social, economic and historical significance to local communities today.

The effective and efficient management of the State’s jetties and wharves is also an increasing challenge for both State and Local Government to sustain.

The intent of the SA Jetties Strategic Plan is to develop a sustainable approach to the future management and prioritisation of investment for SA jetties.

The Strategic Plan will broadly review existing jetty infrastructure region by region, and develop a holistic long-term approach to managing our jetties that will: 

  • Assess the economic and community outcomes, benefits and usage of jetties; 
  • Deliver sustainable options for ongoing jetty safety, management and maintenance; 
  • Guide future infrastructure investment decisions; and 
  • Channel funds to priority areas to maximise benefits to the community and business. 

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