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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,  Jetty Road Mainstreet Committee engaged Mott McDonald a global engineering and development consultancy to develop concept plans in conjunction with Woods Bagot and prepare a 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. The intention is to increase 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 government, as well as the private sector.

It is estimated there will be a total investment of $260 - $280 million with construction taking place over a five year period. 

What is included on the jetty project? 

The concept includes; public spaces, an enclosed pavilion, boutique hotel, a centre for marine excellence/aquarium, sea baths and 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.
  • 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. Council’s main role in the project is a ‘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 mail@holdfast.sa.gov.au

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