People interested in recycling or snapping up a piece of local history can apply for tonnes of timber that was salvaged from Carnarvon’s One Mile jetty after it was smashed up by cyclone Seroja last year. The Department of Transport salvaged 900 tonnes of timber from the One Mile Jetty after it was recommended to get rid of all but the first 400m because of structural damage. The timber will be assessed, sized and graded before repurposing. Applications for the use of salvaged timber from the jetty are available for businesses, groups or individuals looking to upcycle towards new projects. The salvaged timber will be gifted to projects that demonstrate benefit within the community and sold based on size and condition. The money from sold timber will go towards future repair and refurbishment of the jetty managed by the Carnarvon Heritage Group. Last year in December, custodians of the jetty, the Carnarvon Heritage Group, pleaded for people not to take materials from the site and assured the community would have the opportunity to get their hands on the salvaged timber. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the impacts of cyclone Seroja were devastating for the Mid West community, and the amount of salvaged timber that can be reused and retained in the community from the damaged One Mile Jetty was incredible. “We’ve held a number of workshops and forums with the community to discuss how the salvaged timber could be reused, and based on the feedback we are expecting to see strong interest,” she said. “We’re continuing to progress works on the rebuild of the One Mile Jetty, with community consultation continuing on the design, along with assessments of the structural integrity of the remaining pylons.” Applications will be assessed by the Carnarvon Heritage Group, the Shire of Carnarvon, Gascoyne Development Commission and the Department of Transport. Applications for the timber can be found on the DoT website.