Swan River cruise operators and charter services can now bid for exclusive access to one of three berths at the new jetty near Optus Stadium.
The Department of Transport – the jetty manager – today called for expressions of interest from commercial vessel operators wanting to operate from Burswood Jetty.
The proposed licence would secure exclusive access for a company to operate from a dedicated berth on major event days at Optus Stadium, and priority access for the remainder of the time.
The exclusive berth licence will also provide revenue for the State Government to pay for ongoing jetty maintenance and operations.
The remaining two short-term berths will be available to recreational and commercial craft on demand.
Installation of the floating jetty is now underway following the arrival of the three 32 metre steel pontoons on site last month from their fabrication base in Henderson.
The completed 96 metre jetty will run parallel to the shoreline, and is located west of Optus Stadium and 90 metres north of Matagarup Bridge.
Jetty installation work is due for completion in May, followed by operational trials ahead of a formal opening to recreational and commercial craft.
Works associated with the passenger congregation area adjacent to the jetty are also nearing completion, including landscaping and installation of indigenous artwork to protective shelters.