Parks Victoria would like to hear community ideas and aspirations for Dromana Pier.

Your input will help shape a future design that will ensure the longevity of this local attraction.

Share your views by rating the options below and tell us how these proposed designs could be improved to better suit the way you currently use Dromana Pier and embrace future opportunities.

The current concrete pier was built in 1959 and although it currently remains in good condition to serve the needs of the community, Parks Victoria would like to explore future options to ensure the longevity of the pier for many decades to come.

Early community input towards concept development will guide future planning for the pier. Parks Victoria will continue to monitor the pier’s condition to ensure community safety.

Community feedback will be summarised into a engagement report which will be made available to the public once consultation closes. Individual responses will remain anonymous.

Online community session
Wednesday 9th December 4.30pm - 5.30pm
This will provide the opportunity for you to hear more about this project and ask questions directly to staff.
Please register register here to attend and you will be sent the meeting link closer to the date:

About Dromana Pier

Dromana Pier is located in the suburb of Dromana, on the south-eastern shores of Port Phillip, Victoria. It is located between Safety Beach and McCrae, situated at the foot of Arthurs Seat; the highest point on the Mornington Peninsula, offering spectacular views across crystal clear water to bathing boxes and green hilly surrounds. Dromana Pier is a popular location for fishing, swimming and short-term boat berthing.

The pier extends from the heart of Dromana’s business area, continuing offshore from Pier Street. The adjoining foreshore is highly visited by the local community and holiday makers, offering open grassy areas, a playground, walking tracks, camping areas and near-by cafes and shops.

Historically a 500m long wooden structure, the pier allowed the growth of Dromana as a destination for steamboat passengers in the 1860s and was a vital connection for fresh produce. The current concrete structure of 186m was built in 1959, with some remnants of the original wooden piles remaining in the deeper water, approximately 400 metres offshore.

Pier options

Option One: Improve existing pier

Option One: existing pier

To maintain the visual identity and character of Dromana Pier, significant repair works will see areas of the pier that are in poor condition periodically fixed. Maintenance work will include removing and treating large sections of damaged concrete, upgrading lighting and improving handrails and seating along the pier. This is the most cost effective option.

Option Two: T-shape Pier Head

Option Two: T-shape Pier Head

A T-shaped pier head will provide more area for walking, fishing and swimming at Dromana Pier. This option provides safe access to the water on the western side of the pier, with a fixed low landing and ladder extending into the water in view of Dromana Bay Life Saving Club, as well as views towards Arthurs Seat. The pier's deck (walking surface) will be wider than the existing pier to allow for maintenance or emergency vehicles to pass pedestrians on the pier. Handrails will be provided on both sides of the pier, as well as more frequent seating. Stairs will connect the new pier head to the existing low landing, which will improve visitor flow both on and off the landing.

Option Three: Circle Pier Head

Option Three: Circular-shape Pier Head

Setting Dromana apart from other piers across Port Phillip, the circular pier head offers an architectural element to the landscape, with larger spaces to relax and enjoy the bay. This design allows more area for pier based fishing, walking or simply taking in the views of Arthurs Seat and the nearby foreshore. The pier's deck (walking surface) will be wider than the existing pier to allow for maintenance or emergency vehicles to pass pedestrians on the pier. Handrails will be provided on both sides of the pier, as well as more frequent seating. Shade is a key element of this design, along with accessible features include ramping, frequent seating and wide decking. This is the most expensive option.

Your feedback

Please carefully consider all the information provided then rate the pier options.

1 star = Dislike

2 stars = Quite like

3 stars = Like

4 stars = Like a lot

5 stars = Love it

What features do you like?

Please select up to 3 statements that best describe what you consider important in the design.

Does Dromana Pier's low landing, in it's current format, provide enough space for recreational boats?

Dromana Pier's existing low landing will be retained in future designs for the pier. The low landing can currently accommodate two vessels at a time. Please tell us if the existing low landing is adequate, or whether you think berthing space should be increased or decreased.

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

How often do you currently visit Dromana Pier?
What is your primary reason to visit Dromana Pier?
On average, how long do you spend at Dromana Pier each time you visit?
What is your age group
Would you describe yourself as any of the following?
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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.

All quotes will be anonymous.

Collection notice

All submissions are public documents within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Please do not include personally identifying information in the body of your submission. If you do not wish your submission to be published or to have content from your submission quoted in the Parks Victoria response to consultation, please select the appropriate tickbox in the survey or contact us at engage@parks.vic.gov.au.

Parks Victoria is committed to protecting personal information provided by you. Your personal information and the content of your submission will be dealt with in accordance with the Public Records Act 1973, the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).

The personal contact information you provide will be kept separate from the body of your submission and used to administer the public consultation process only. Your personal contact information will not be provided to any other organisation unless required by law. Your personal contact information may be used by Parks Victoria to update you on this project and/or for other marketing purposes. You have the option to opt out at any time.

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