One of the west’s most popular piers is being transformed, and the new designs of the redeveloped Altona Pier are ready for display.
Altona pier was initially built in the late 1800s, with significant repair works carried out in the 1980s. With the current structure nearing the end of its functional life, a replacement is the most viable option to best cater to current and future community needs and ensure long-term sustainability.
The pier is being redeveloped to ensure that once completed, its improved recreational space remains an accessible and safe place for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Its modern y-shaped head will provide a sizeable functional community space and better access for people fishing and walking at Altona Beach, which will be the envy of pier lovers.
The new pier design also features improved access and safety, multiple vantage points, an accessible lower landing to connect to the water for swimming and recreational boating, and lighting to ensure safe pedestrian access.
Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne said, “These improvements, will be integral in creating one of Melbourne west’s most vibrant and highly desirable public spaces.”
“We know Altona Pier is highly popular with anglers, which is why we are investing in this upgrade to ensure it can continue to be a drawcard for visitors from across Melbourne.”
The final detailed design will be completed in mid-2022 with construction due to start later in the year. The project is due to be completed in late 2023.
Funded through the Victorian Government’s $24 million Piers and Jetties Stimulus Package, the project will revitalise the pier precinct, improve facilities and support the local economy. Further information about the pier redevelopment can be found here https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects