Jetties Strategic Plan

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, on behalf of the Government of South Australia, is developing a state-wide Jetties Strategic Plan, to explore options to develop a sustainable approach to the future management and prioritisation of investment for South Australian jetties.

The Strategic Plan will broadly review existing jetty infrastructure region by region, and develop a holistic long-term approach to managing our jetties that will:

  • Assess the economic and community outcomes, benefits and usage of jetties;
  • Deliver sustainable options for ongoing jetty safety, management and maintenance;
  • Guide future infrastructure investment decisions; and
  • Channel funds to priority areas to maximise benefits to the community and business.

Jetties have supported commercial and recreational activities in South Australia since the 1850s and continue to be of social, economic and historical significance to local communities today.

The effective and efficient management of the State’s jetties and wharves is also an increasing challenge for both State and Local Government to sustain.

The Strategic Plan will therefore aim to balance the value jetties provide alongside future management challenges.

The first stage of this review is capturing community, local government and stakeholder views.

To help inform the development of the Strategic Plan we want to gain a broad understanding of how jetties:

  • Contribute to the economy;
  • Benefit the community; and
  • Are used by local communities, visitors and businesses.

In order to capture these views, the Department have set up a page on the YourSAy website at, including an online survey which will be open from Monday 30 September 2019 until 5.00pm Friday 1 November 2019. If you require further information, please read the fact sheet.

For queries, contact the SA Jetties Strategic Plan Information Line on 1800 318 070 and email address to facilitate project enquiries.