Walking along Esperance jetty with Shire Engineers and Contractor
The Governor enjoys a walk along the new Esperance Jetty with Shire engineers and contractors.

Regional Visit Program: Esperance, Morning Two

Morning Two in Esperance commenced with a walk along the foreshore footpath to the new jetty. The original 80-year-old Esperance Tanker Jetty suffered collapses and was permanently closed due to safety concerns in November 2015. The new jetty, which includes fishing sections, a dive platform and a wide jetty head for events, will open to the public on Sunday 28th March.

The $7.8 million project received $4 million of Federal funding through the Building Better Regions Fund.

 

A meet and greet with Aboriginal representatives from Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (ETNTAC), local elders and the Esperance Tjaltjraak Rangers followed.


Photo – The Governor is welcomed to Kepwari Wetlands with a Welcome to Country

The Governor enjoyed a Welcome to Country at Kepwari Wetlands before being given a lesson on Indigenous plants, checking the water quality of Lake Windabout and strolling a small part of the one-way interpretative trail. The Esperance Tjaltjraak Cultural Rangers highlighted the incredible work they are doing to preserve local cultural and environmental integrity of the wetlands.

“You have no idea the sense of magic I get from meeting you all today and hearing your stories and hearing about the wonderful work you are doing in this area,” said the Governor.

 

The final stop for the morning was a visit to the Cindy Poole Gallery. Owner-operator Cindy walked the Governor around her gallery showcasing her diverse glass artworks which include public artwork, architectural, decorative, conceptual and wearable art pieces.

Cindy uses recycled glass in lot of her work and also incorporates granules of Lucky Bay Beach sand in some of her jewellery.

 

 

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