A redevelopment project is underway to enhance Altona Pier in Melbourne’s west, focusing on safety and accessibility for both locals and tourists.
Minister for Ports and Freight, Melissa Horne, recently visited the pier to commemorate the commencement of construction.
The revamped pier will boast a sturdy concrete substructure supporting a new hardwood timber deck, along with added features such as handrails, lighting, and seating to create a more spacious environment.
With a length of 310 meters, the pier will feature a branched pier head, providing improved fishing opportunities and multiple vantage points to enjoy breathtaking bay views.
Inclusivity is a key aspect of the project, as an accessible low landing will be installed, enabling individuals of all abilities to access the water. Additionally, new berths will be provided for boaters.
The project, developed in collaboration with the Altona community, is receiving an investment of $11.9 million. The anticipated completion date for the new pier is by the end of 2023.
The Victorian Government is committed to revitalizing various piers and jetties across the state. Investments are being made in rebuilds and critical works at locations such as Rye, Raymond Island, Lakes Entrance, McLoughlins Beach, Williamstown, Flinders, Mornington, and Hampton.