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Government Invited to Invest in Tumby Jetty Upgrade

The District Council of Tumby Bay is inviting the State Government to co-invest in a local jetty upgrade.

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With the town hosting up to 7 cruise ship visits with up to 100 passengers each this summer, the jetty is currently not in a condition to allow large cruise ships, nor smaller vessels to tether and unload passengers.

The council has offered to provide up to one million dollars of the 3-point-5 million dollars required for the repair works and is inviting the Government to make a contribution.

In a statement, Tumby Bay Mayor Sam Telfer says with recent tourism opportunities in the town, significant refurbishment was essential to ensure the jetty’s ongoing use into the future.

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