The Mends Street Jetty has aesthetic, historic, social and representative cultural heritage significance. The original structure was completed in 1894 and was the first jetty to be provided by the South Perth Road Board for the convenience of commuters. It was 220 feet long, 3 feet 6 inches wide, and cost £125. The jetty has been part of the South Perth foreshore for over a century and adds aesthetic value to the general landscape of the foreshore. Showcasing the importance of river transport to the early settlers of Perth and to the feeling of isolation the South Perth residents experienced prior to the building of the Narrows Bridge in 1959, the present structure was built by the public works department in the late 1960’s in it’s current location. The Mends Street Jetty is of considerable historic heritage value owing to the contribution it made towards the development of the South Perth area, the Mends Street commercial district and the successful operation of the Perth Zoo. Open House Perth presents a self guided tour of this incredible structure.