Green Place Jetty Consultation
The Town invites comments from residents and all other stakeholders about the future of the jetty located at Green Place Reserve, Chidley Way in the Town.
The Green Place jetty was constructed in 1987. It is an ageing asset that has sustained considerable and costly damage over the past six years due to the deterioration of piling from natural (river) and artificial (boating vessels) factors. In 2019 five piles were found to have significantly deteriorated and need to be replaced or reconstructed. As it was unsafe, the jetty was closed until repair works could be completed. In the 2019-20 Budget, Council allocated $9,500 for repairs of the Green Place jetty. The Town sought quotes for the repair works; only one quote was received at a cost that significantly exceeded the budget allocation. The jetty is still closed.
The Town has three public access jetties. Two jetties are owned by The Town – at Green Place reserve, and at Minim Cove (maintained by Octennial Holdings). The third jetty at Mosman Bay is owned and maintained by the Department of Transport. The Green Place jetty is either accessed via the river or Green Place reserve; this reserve is not under the control of the Town and is managed by the Department of Planning. Costs for maintaining and replacement of the two Town-owned jetties are considerable.
At its February OCM, Council agreed to undertake community engagement to help it decide the future options for the Green Place jetty. Findings will be provided to Council for consideration as part of the 2020/21 Budget process.
- The Town has three public access jetties. Two jetties are owned by The Town – at Green Place reserve, and at Minim Cove. The third jetty at Mosman Bay is owned and maintained by the Department of Transport. Costs for maintaining and replacement of the two Town-owned jetties are considerable.
- The Green Place jetty is currently closed because damage to the piles renders it unsafe for use.
- The Town is increasing its focus on financial and triple bottom line sustainability, ensuring its future ability to support and adapt to the community’s needs and aspirations. Major projects and maintenance of existing assets and services all have financial, economic or social implications. This requires community discussion about which spaces across the community to preserve or alter.
- The cost to completely replace the jetty is considered to be prohibitive, and this is not a viable option for consideration.
Have your Say
The Town invites all submissions via the consultation survey link below responding to key questions and providing comment. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes. Submissions outside of the survey (i.e. via email, letter etc) will not be accepted unless discussed prior to submitting with the Town.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNBX67K - This consultation survey will remain open until 11:59pm Sunday 31st May 2020, no further submissions will be accepted after this time.
Should you have any queries regarding the survey or the consultation of Green Place jetty, please contact Anthony Booth at the Town of Mosman Park on 9383 6600 as soon as possible in order to minimise delay in your submission.