She mentioned the household had been fishing off the jetty on the time of the collapse and the board had not too long ago accredited $700,000 funding to take care of the jetty, with works set to start subsequent 12 months.
However later within the day, the spokeswoman mentioned the Military Jetty funding was really about $400,000 and was not associated to its structural integrity.
“The determine is incorrect, as defined and it is not about structural,” she mentioned.
“It will be too untimely to make touch upon the infrastructure.”
WAtoday understands the jetty was prolonged and strengthened within the late 1930s after initially being constructed simply after the flip of the 20th century.
It was initially used to unload army tools from the mainland, together with heavy weapons.
The 2014 report into the islands boating administration technique additionally recognized ongoing points with different jetties on the island and the necessity for funding to repair the problems.
“The Important, Military and Stark jetties have present excellent and ongoing upkeep points, which should be addressed to make sure their ongoing structural integrity, requiring substantial funding,” the report discovered.
In accordance the Rottnest Island Authority’s newest annual report, the finances for upkeep spending (outdoors a short-term venture to repair lodging roofing) had been reduce by $536,000.
In 2009, a three-year-old boy was killed when a pillar collapsed close to the place he was taking part in in a hammock.
A coroner’s inquest discovered the pillar was constructed unsafely and with out correct reinforcements.
On Wednesday morning three folks, together with two ladies and a baby, have been airlifted to hospital after struggling a number of accidents when the Military Jetty collapsed.
It’s understood a concrete slab collapsed on the jetty.
Nathan covers state politics for WAtoday. He’s a former editor of the Mandurah Mail, the place he additionally coated politics for Fairfax’s regional titles.