Community consultation on the design phase of this project is now closed.

Project updates and information are available on the Parks Victoria website.

A consultation summary report is available below.

Project summary

On behalf of the Victorian Government, Parks Victoria in partnership with the Department of Transport is delivering an exciting rebuild of the iconic St Kilda Pier.

Once complete, the new pier design chosen by the community will provide improved recreational space for more people to enjoy. The design will provide locals and tourists with a better place to watch the Little Penguins when they waddle back to their rock homes after sunset.

Video designs of the new St Kilda Pier

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We're rebuilding St Kilda Pier

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Developed with community consultation, here's how the new pier will look

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A wider main pier walkway

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A new community open space including seating, visitor information and amenities

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Elevated penguin viewing area to improve the visitor experience and better protect the penguins

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An all new 450m long pier on a curved alignment

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A new low landing for passenger ferry arrivals and water access

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Construction to start mid-2021. Completed by mid-2023

Take a look at the design for the new St Kilda Pier

Curved pier design solution

The pier is a much-loved symbol of St Kilda, with a curved design selected after an extensive community consultation process. This design places St Kilda Pier on a new alignment that bridges the foreshore and the southern breakwater.

The rebuilt pier will include new features that improve visitor experience, boost tourism and preserve it for future generations to enjoy. Here's what you can expect:

  • public access for the community and visitors out onto the bay
  • views of St Kilda and the city skyline
  • improved protection and viewing area for the Little Penguins
  • a wider all abilities walkway, new public toilets and tiered seating
  • a low level landing for commercial ferries and pedestrian access
  • a wide community open space near the kiosk and entrance to penguin viewing area
  • preservation of the precinct’s heritage features

Community/Stakeholder Reference Group

Local knowledge and insights are important in the detailed design and construction phase of the project. We’ve established a stakeholder reference group (SRG) to help share information and minimise impacts during construction on stakeholders and community. The SRG consists of members who represent the views and interests of stakeholders and community groups. This group provides a forum for sharing information, gaining feedback and capturing local views.

The group consists of the following representatives:

  • City of Port Phillip
  • Earthcare - St Kilda
  • Kiosk Tenant
  • Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
  • St Kilda Life Saving Club
  • St Kilda Sea Baths

If you wish to get in contact with any SRG representatives please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or email

Community Consultation

In 2017, we engaged with more than 550 people to identify a design for a redeveloped St Kilda Pier that would best support the local community and visitors.

A stakeholder reference group was established, and feedback was given in community and stakeholder forums, at market stands and via an online survey on Engage Victoria.

The Engagement Summary Report provides an overview of the values, ideas and aspirations provided by community members and stakeholders during the engagement period in 2017. This feedback has been taken into consideration and used to inform the design and desired characteristics, facilities and services for the new pier.

2018 Concept Designs

Following community consultation in 2017, concept designs of the preferred curved pier option were prepared. During 2020, these designs have been refined into a schematic design. A final detailed design for construction will be completed by mid 2021.

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