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Ellen Cove Jetty & Norfolk Island Pine Trees


City of Albany

Place Number

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Flinders Pde Middleton Beach

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1899

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001 Category B

Category B

• Requires a high level of protection. • Provide maximum encouragement to the owner under the City of Albany Town Planning Scheme to conserve the significance of the place. • A more detailed Heritage Assessment/Impact Statement to be undertaken before approval given for any major redevelopment. • Incentives to promote heritage conservation should be considered.

Statement of Significance

Ellen Cove jetty has played a significant role in the transport of goods and people of Albany since it's construction in 1901. The jetty is still used for recreational purposes.

Physical Description

Timber and reinforced concrete jetty extending into the ocean at Middleton Beach.
Approx. 15 concrete piles, set at regular intervals.
Timber decking spanning the piles.
A row of mature Norfolk Island Pine trees lines the edge dividing the park and beach areas at Middleton Beach.
The trees are an attractive landmark and provide shade for beach and park users.


Ellen Cove Jetty has played a significant role in the transport of goods and people in Albany since its construction
around 1900. It was constructed as a finger jetty with a "T" shaped head. The jetty has since been rebuilt a number of times and there is no visible evidence of the original jetty structure.
Middleton Beach developed as a popular family beach over the last century. The jetty site is a historic landmark at the south end of Middleton Beach and has been used regularly as a picnic, fishing and swimming venue from before 1900 to the present time. The jetty has a recreational focus for the Albany community and is used by fishermen and swimmers.
The jetty site also has the potential to provide information about the hydrographic and benthic environment of
Middleton Bay and the degradation and preservation of timber in a marine environment.


Integrity: High




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
A Wolfe; "Albany Maritime Heritage Survey 1627-1994". Heritage Council of WA 1994
Heritage Database City of Albany 1994
Heritage TODA Y Site visit and Assessment 1999

Place Type

Other Built Type


Epoch General Specific
Original Use Transport\Communications Water: Jetty
Present Use Transport\Communications Water: Jetty

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Other CONCRETE Reinforced Concrete
Other TIMBER Other Timber

Historic Themes

General Specific
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS River & sea transport

Creation Date

17 Mar 2000

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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