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Glenelg Jetty

Early in 2014 Jetty Road Mainstreet Committee developed conceptual ideas to facilitate economic stimulus locally. On 25 February 2014, Council noted the minutes of the Jetty Road Mainstreet Committee which included expenditure to engage Mott McDonald a global management, engineering and development consultancy to further develop concept plans in conjunction with Woods Bagot and prepare an outline business case for the proposed Glenelg Jetty development.

This Jetty Regeneration Project centres on the development of an iconic tourist destination in the form of a redeveloped and re-purposed jetty with the specific intention of increasing the visitation of interstate and international visitors to the State of South Australia, stimulating the local economy and providing improved amenities to the local community.

How will the project be funded?

Success of the project will depend on financial contributions from both state and federal governments, as well as the private sector.

It is estimated that construction will be over a period of five years, with an estimated total investment of $260 - $280 million.

What is included on the jetty infrastructure? 

The concept includes public spaces, an enclosed pavilion, boutique hotel and a centre for marine excellence/aquarium, sea baths plus a terminal for ferries and sea planes to dock.

View the Glenelg Jetty Rejuvenation video here

View still images here

How long is the construction phase?

5 year construction phase

Has there been any environmental analysis conducted?

Detailed environmental analysis will be conducted after the market testing has been completed for the project to inform the community engagement and detailed design phase of the project.

Who are the project stakeholders?

Mott MacDonald, the company responsible for the project and design management of the $535 million Adelaide Oval upgrade; a global management, engineering and development consultancy

Woods Bagot, the global design studio responsible for the global-award-winning SAHMRI building

What is Council’s role in the project?

City of Holdfast Bay is a supporting partner of the project.

What are the next steps?

The opportunity now exists for Council to promote the benefits of this project to State and Federal members as well as private investors, with Council’s main role in the project as one of ‘supportive partner'

Glenelg Jetty Media Release

For more details see the Glenelg Jetty FAQs(212 kb)

The economic analysis is available upon request.  Please email

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