The much-anticipated Altona Pier redevelopment is beginning to take shape with the release of the detailed design tender.
The community vision to recognise the historical significance of the precinct and provide an improved recreational space for people to enjoy for many years to come are the guiding principles of the detailed design brief.
The new pier design was chosen based on community feedback and features a modern angled head that will provide large functional community space, shade for hot summer days as well as better access for people fishing or swimming at Altona Beach.
The new pier’s proposed alignment with Pier Street will provide a connection to the historical elements of the pier’s heritage. A heritage interpretation plan will ensure the historical significance of the pier precinct is preserved for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.
Funded through the Victorian Government’s $24 million Piers and Jetties Stimulus Package, the project will revitalise the pier precinct, upgrade facilities and create local jobs.
The majority of the local community chose the preferred concept design from three options following a thorough consultation process undertaken in mid-2020. The next stage of the project will refine and review the designs to create more detailed schematic and construction ready plans.
Construction is set to commence in the first half of 2022 with the new pier expected to be open to visitors by late 2023. The old pier will be removed following construction of the new pier.