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.
Community input is a key component of project planning and these findings will help inform decision making about Altona Pier.
Please note that final design for the pier replacement is subject to a heritage impact assessment, geotechnical investigations, statutory approvals and budget. These matters will be the focus for Parks Victoria as we work towards finalising the design.
Further information will be provided by Parks Victoria as this project progresses. For further information email email@example.com.
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.
Option One: Improve the existing pier design
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
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
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.
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