Community consultation closed

During 2020 Parks Victoria undertook community consultation to present three options for the future of the Altona Pier. More than 1200 people completed the online survey to give their views and ideas. Due to Covid-19, two community sessions were held online in August, where the community could discuss the options with project staff.

Thank you to everyone who participated and provided feedback. A consultation summary report is now available below.

Following the consultation process, a preferred design - option 3 with angled head - was chosen. Funding has been committed by the Victorian Government under the $24 million Piers and Jetties Stimulus Packages to realise the community's vision and revitalise the precinct. Preparation of the detailed designs based on the preferred concept design option will mark the next milestone of this project, with construction of the new pier set to commence in mid 2022.

Further information visit the project page. For general enquiries email

Survey closed

This survey closed on Wednesday 19 August. Parks Victoria thanks everyone who took the time to contribute their feedback and ideas to the future plan.

About Altona Pier

Altona Pier extends from the intersection of Esplanade and Pier streets, Altona, west of Melbourne’s CBD. Originally built of timber in the late 1800’s and rejuvenated in the 1980s, the pier is now popular for fishing and walking, with the occasional recreational boat stopping to visit.

Altona Pier is a focal point for Melbourne's western suburbs. Large sandy beaches, community space, nearby public transport links and a variety of local cafes and shops draw locals and visitors to the foreshore. Year round anglers enjoy fishing from the pier, taking advantage of the artificial reefs placed within casting distance, improving the chance of a great catch.

Future designs

Option One: Improve the existing pier design

Picture of a straight wooden pier, with low landings

In option one, the existing pier will be demolished and a new timber decked pier will be constructed on the same alignment and length as it is today. Low landings will be designed to ensure that they are accessible, improving swimming and boating opportunities for all. Additional seating will be provided to support fishing and walking.

Option Two: T-shape Pier Head

Picture of a pier with T-shape head

Extending from the foreshore along a new alignment, option two offers a visual continuation of Pier Street, with a concrete T-shaped pier head offering more space for walkers and anglers. New features include a sculptural element at the pier entrance, additional seating and lighting, increased berthing area and improved shelter at the pier head. Large format steps double as informal seating, providing a relaxing space to view the foreshore across the water.

Option Three: Angled Pier Head

Picture of a pier with a angled head and additional seating and shelter.

Option three proposes a concrete pier with an angled pier head creating a visually unique pier at Altona that offers more space for recreational fishing, additional shade and improved seating options. Similar to above, option three's pier is aligned with Pier Street, kicking back towards the offshore artificial reef balls to maintain an achievable casting distance.

Your feedback

Which of the three pier concepts do you prefer? Required

Please carefully consider all information provided, including information in the 'Document Library' (column page right on desktop or below on mobile) before making your selection.

Why is this your preferred option?

Please select up to 3 statements that best describe why this is your most preferred option.

Altona Pier is a significant historical icon. How would you like to see the heritage of the pier maintained?

The following questions are about you and your current use of Altona Pier

Age Group

The postcode of your primary residence

Would you describe yourself as any of the following?
How often do you currently visit Altona Pier?
What is the main reason you visit Altona Pier?
On average, how long do you spend at Altona Pier each time you visit?

Your contact information is only be used to administer the public consultation process and will be separated from your survey. You can view the Collection Notice below.

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Collection notice

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