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Question On Notice No. 1763 asked in the Legislative Council on 8 November 2018 by Hon Jim Chown

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
Minister responding: Hon P. Papalia
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

(1) I refer to the Rottnest Island army jetty:
(a) how many times was this infrastructure inspected by a structural engineer for safety purposes in 2017 and 2018;
(b) on what dates; and
(c) who undertook these inspections?
(2) I refer to the Rottnest Island main jetty:
(a) how many times was this infrastructure inspected by a structural engineer for safety purposes in 2017 and 2018;
(b) on what dates; and
(c) who undertook these inspections?

Answered on 6 December 2018

(1)(a)   The Army Jetty is a decommissioned asset and was not inspected by a structural engineer in 2017 or 2018.

(1)(b-c)  Not applicable.

(2)(a–c)  The Rottnest Island Main Jetty was inspected as follows:

Inspection type

Safety Inspection Date (b)

Inspected By (c)

Engineering - visual inspection report

3 May 2017

Broadspectrum (BRS) commissioned by the Department of Transport (Civil and Structural Engineers)

Dive inspection - pile testing and cathodic testing on sheet piling

9 January 2018

Shore Water Marine supervised by RIA Marine Engineer (Civil and Structural Engineer)

Engineering - fendering system confirmation

25 July 2018

Searle Consulting (Civil and Structural Engineer)

Engineering report Berth 4&5 inspection concrete deck

25 September 2018

Duratec Australia (Materials Engineers) supervised by RIA Marine Engineer (Civil and Structural Engineer)

Visual Inspection - tie rods

2 November 2018

West Water Marine supervised by RIA Marine Engineer (Civil and Structural Engineer)