Demolition and reconstruction of the Esperance Tanker Jetty

Closed 10 Jun 2019

Opened 4 Jun 2019


The Shire of Esperance propose to demolish the heritage listed Esperance Tanker Jetty as it has fallen into disrepair and no longer deemed economically viable for the Shire to maintain. 

The Shire proposes to build a replacement jetty in close alignment with the old structure and extending 400m of its original 512m length.  The old piles of the Tanker Jetty will be retained in-situ at mean sea level for the length of the old structure and three meters below the lowest astronomical tide past the end of the replacement structure. 

The concept design plans for the replacement jetty include a new steel structure with a heritage section referencing the Tanker Jetty’s original timber structure, new recreational facilities and interpretation elements.  Full design plans on the Shire of Esperance website.   

The Shire, together with heritage architects, are working towards meeting the requirements of the WA Heritage Council with the aim of lifting a Conservation Order over the old Tanker Jetty that currently prevents demolition. 

The Shire’s proposal to demolish and rebuild the Tanker Jetty has been referred to the EPA via a third-party – the Friends of Esperance Tanker Jetty Association.

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What Happens Next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals