A piece of Bunbury’s past will continue to have a strong place in the city’s future, with the historic jetty crane being refurbished as part of an extension of the State Government’s Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project.
Through its Jetty Road causeway upgrade, the Department of Transport (DoT) is refurbishing the Arrol crane and ensuring it continues as a landmark for future generations.
Dwyer Engineering is carrying out the restoration works from its Harvey-based workshop, working with Bunbury-based WML Consultants who completed preliminary studies and will provide technical support.
The crane, which was built in 1911 by Sir William Arrol and Co Ltd in Glasgow, was one of several located on the Bunbury Timber Jetty and used to load and unload ships.
South West Development Commission chief executive officer Mellisa Teede said she was delighted that work to restore the crane’s structural integrity would allow it to continue to serve as a tangible reminder of Bunbury’s past.
“It is fantastic that a part of Bunbury’s history could be enhanced as works progress on the $12.65 million Jetty Road causeway upgrade through Stage Two of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront,” Ms Teede said.
“It is also great to see local businesses continue to be involved in delivering the transformation of Bunbury’s waterfront.
“The region is home to very capable businesses with skilled employees and, in this case, DoT has ensured locals were given chances to connect to opportunities on this project.”
Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront is a State Government project coordinated by the South West Development Commission and delivered in partnership with Department of Transport, DevelopmentWA, the City of Bunbury, and Bunbury Development Committee.