Perth’s Optus Stadium gets a new $5 million Burswood Jetty to provide alternative transport options for stadium goers.
Three berths have been constructed with Captain Cook Cruises secured one of the berth with an exclusive use license.
Private ferry services by Captain Cook Cruises to Optus Stadium will be available from the first weeknight fixture on Thursday 21st, June, 2018, and priority access for the remainder of the time.
The Department Of Transport has awarded the exclusive and priority use of berth one following an expression of interest, it’s reported that Captain Cook Cruises can pickup and drop-off 1,440 people on two services with five vessels.
Both Tourism & Transport Ministers Paul Papalia and Rita Saffioti together announced the opening of the berth this afternoon after they arrived by ferry.
“The Burswood Jetty provides a new on-water facility for public and commercial use, and offers another transport option for people accessing Optus Stadium and the surrounding precinct,” Ms Saffioti said.
“The successful completion of the project has also provided an outstanding business opportunity for Captain Cook Cruises to expand their operations to include the new jetty, stadium and surrounding precinct as a destination point.”
“Passengers and other facility users will also benefit from the exclusive use licence as it will maximise efficient use of the jetty structure while maintaining public safety during periods of peak demand.”
Two other berths will be available for other providers to pick-up and drop-off commuters to the stadium precinct.
The jetty is 96 meters long with jetty positioned at the west side of the Optus Stadium, situated beside the new Matagarup footbridge connecting East Perth.