Rookwood Street Jetty


City of Melville

Place Number



The Esplanade Mount Pleasant

Location Details

Canning River Foreshore, The Esplanade, opposite Rookwood Street,

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1999

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 17 Jun 2014 Category B

Statement of Significance

The small timber Rookwood Street Jetty represents an important community asset, significant for its location on the Canning River foreshore and for its restoration in 1999 solely through the efforts of the local community volunteers in Mount Pleasant.

Physical Description

A timber pedestrian jetty projecting into the Canning River within significant remnant foreshore vegetation.


The Beeliar Nyoongars used these areas as campsites and hunting grounds. In the summer months the large variety of plants and animals in the area provided the Aborigines with an abundance of food and other resources. The Aboriginal name for the Canning River is 'Dyarlgarro'. The original small jetty, in poor condition, was restored to sound condition in 1999 through the volunteer efforts of the local community from Mount Pleasant.



Place Type

Other Built Type


Epoch General Specific
Original Use Transport\Communications Water: Jetty

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Environmental awareness

Creation Date

28 Mar 2007

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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