Mandorah jetty and boat ramp

Planning study

Mandorah Jetty and boat ramp is an important asset for residents as well as commercial operators, recreational fishers, boating groups and tourists that live on and visit the Cox Peninsula.

The Northern Territory Government recognises the importance of this asset to the local community and is planning to ensure the jetty and boat ramp are safe and suitable for the future needs of user and the community.

A study of the current condition of the jetty was completed in 2016 by consultant engineers Jacobs to recommend upgrade or replacement options to meet future needs over the next 50 years.

A fact sheet (3.6 mb) outlining the various options considered to upgrade the existing facilities and plan for new facilities is now available.

Based on the recommendation of the above study, the Department has commenced additional works including field surveys and marine modelling. These works will confirm location and configuration of the rock groyne wall and other facilities.

If you would like further information about the planning study, please contact Stakeholder Engagement Manager Casey Lovelock on 8924 7118 or email

Maintenance works

A contract has been awarded for repair work at Mandorah Jetty, which includes replacement of damaged timber rails, posts and repair or replacement of damaged stair hand rails.

Maintenance works on Mandorah Jetty are part of ongoing work that is required on all structures in a marine environment.

Work is expected to be complete by mid February 2018. Further minor upgrades and maintenance works are planned for the 2018 dry season to ensure public safety.

Access to some sections of the sides of the Mandorah Jetty to pedestrians will be restricted during stages of the work, but the jetty will continue to function as normal throughout the works.

For queries about the maintenance works, please call Project Manager Chris Grumelart on 8996 5184 or email

Last updated: 01 February 2018