New jetty taking shape

Nearly 50 piles have now been driven into the sea bed and the main-frame structure has started to be put in place as the unique new Whyalla jetty takes shape.

The installation of the piles has created great interest in Whyalla as the community watches this exciting project progress. The 45m diameter (150m circumference) loop will start about 60m off the breakwater with another 60m straight section after the loop to the end of the 165m jetty.

Council's Director Infrastructure, Kristen Clark said it appeared some people were taking the recent artist's impressions literally and the viewing angle of the jetty from Hummock Hill made it look like the circle section almost touches the breakwater.

"It may look to some like the jetty won't be 165m long, but that's exactly what it will be as per the agreed design and plans," Kristen said.

"The artist's impressions were a bit deceiving and the view of piles placement from Hummock Hill has had some people wondering if the jetty had been shortened.

"That is definitely not the case ... the jetty will be 165m long which is 38m longer than the old one.

"This is going to be a wonderful structure and I hope everyone in town is enjoying watching it come together as much as we are."

To help with perception of the new structure, Council has put together a diagram.

"We've overlayed the jetty in blue and you can see the measurements in red to give people a better idea of the scale," Kristen said.

In other jetty project developments, some of the headstocks have been placed on the first piles and the concrete planks have started to arrive at the construction site.

Any enquiries on this project, or others, can be made by calling Council on 8640 3444 during office hours, by submitting a customer enquiry on our website or via the free My Local Services app which can be downloaded at