Help us to restore Governors Bay Jetty
The historic, iconic, 300-metre Governors Bay Jetty has been closed since 2011, when a post-earthquake inspection found it to be unsafe. Due to the deteriorated state of the piles, the sub-structure needs replacing which means the jetty needs to be rebuilt before it can be reopened.
This is the website of Governors Bay Jetty Restoration Trust. We are raising funds to rebuild the jetty and will manage the project to rebuild it. See History of the jetty and The story so far. We are thrilled to be supported by the Rātā Foundation.
We've walked along it. Jumped off it. Fished from it. Had fun on it.
Got married on it. Scattered loved ones' ashes from it.
Found peace from the view surrounding it.
If you want to do it all again - or you haven't done any of that yet - you can.
When we save the jetty.
How you can help
There are 1500 planks on the 300-metre long jetty and the sponsor a plank campaign aims to gain a sponsor for each of them. You can sponsor a plank by donating $500.
We're aiming to raise $750,000 through this campaign. Together with funds committed and raised so far, this will bring us to around $1.35 million (not far from half the project cost), which allows us to apply for significant grants, including a $500,000 Lotteries Commission heritage and environment grant. We have already started the application.