The Andrews Labor Government is transforming one of the most popular piers in Melbourne’s west, with new designs of the redeveloped Altona Pier ready for display.
Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne released the new schematic designs for the Altona Pier, which have been informed by strong community interest in a modern y-shaped head design.
The new pier design features improved access and safety, a modern pier head with a large, functional community space, multiple vantage points and better access for people exercising or fishing at Altona Beach.
The final detailed design will be completed mid-2022 with construction due to start later in the year.
Funded through the Labor Government’s $24 million Piers and Jetties Stimulus Package, the project will revitalise the pier precinct, improve facilities and support the local economy.
Work to several piers around Port Phillip Bay are also underway at Rye, Portarlington and St Kilda, where piers are being upgraded or rebuilt so locals and visitors can enjoy them for years to come.
Further information about the Altona Pier redevelopment is available at www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects.
As stated by Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne
“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.”
As stated by Member for Altona Jill Hennessy
“I’m excited to see this project progressing and look forward to seeing our community’s aspirations for the pier at the heart of the designs.”
“The new Altona Pier design will improve the experience for anglers and pedestrians while also making it safer for all users.”