Fishing Platform to replace Back Creek Jetty, South West Rocks
Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey said the Back Creek Jetty at South West Rocks will be removed next week to make way for a dedicated fishing platform proposed for construction next year.
“Access to the existing jetty from the footbridge has been closed for public safety with dangerous sections near the bridge removed some six months ago,” Melinda Pavey said.
“The complete removal of the jetty is scheduled to begin on Monday 24 August making way for construction of a new fishing platform in early 2016.”
The new fishing platform is proposed be up to 4.8 metres wide and approximately 25 metres in length and connected by a ramp to the footbridge.
The proposal includes a dedicated set of stairs at the end of the platform for ease of access from the adjacent sand bank and creek.
“Back Creek is a popular recreational boating, fishing and swimming destination for locals and tourists and this upgrade will be welcomed by the community.” Mrs Pavey said.
“Kempsey Shire Council has been very supportive of the works which are part of the NSW Government’s commitment to maintaining the state’s coastal infrastructure and supporting local economies.”
An information session was held locally last week to inform the community about the project.