The survey closed on 20 October 2017. We are currently reviewing your feedback.

Introduction

As the existing pier approaches the end of its design life, Parks Victoria has been asked by the State Government to develop a concept design for a new St Kilda Pier.

Designing a new pier provides an opportunity to refresh the services and amenity the pier provides to Victorians and our visitors, and to strengthen its connection to the foreshore and the broader beach experience.

The project is seeking community feedback on options for the pier, and desired characteristics, design, facilities and services.

This feedback will inform a finalised concept design, to be provided back to the Victorian Government in late 2017.

Review the design options

Two options for the pier were developed, based on previous feedback from community and professional advice from engineers and designers.

We are also asking for your feedback on the area surrounding the kiosk and entrance to the pier, and advice on viewing the penguins whilst keeping them safe.

The final design will be provided to the State Government at the end of 2017 for its consideration.

Examine the options and plans provided and fill in the survey below until 20 October 2017.

Option 1 - Straight

This option places the St Kilda Pier on a straight alignment located approximately 10 meters to the south of the existing Pier. The pier references both the current and previous piers through the straight extension out to the breakwater.

Option 1 focuses on a straight alignment of the pier between the shore and the kiosk, but loses the opportunity to make best use of the rock breakwater to the south of the kiosk.

View the detailed drawing:

Option 2 - Curved

This design places St Kilda Pier on a new alignment that bridges between the foreshore and the southern breakwater. A generous public space is created on the south side of Kiosk, with the provision of improved public toilet and change facilities. Seating terraces will cascade down to the water’s edge, allowing excellent views across the harbour to the city skyline to the north.

Option 2 focuses on utilising the curved rock breakwater to the south of the kiosk to provide more public space along the pier for swimming and socialising, and creates good views to the bay and the city skyline.

View the detailed drawing:

Survey

This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, and is in four (4) parts - firstly about you, then focusing on the pier walkway, the entrance to the pier, and the area around the kiosk .

Part 1: About You

1. Which of the following best describes you? Required
2. Have you engaged with Parks Victoria on other projects in the past 12 months? Required
3. Gender
4. Age Required

By providing an email you will receive a copy of your responses.

6. How often do you visit the pier? Required
7. Are you a member of a local...
8. I mainly use the pier for Required

Choose all that apply

Part 2: The pier

Based on previous advice from communities, and specialist advice from architects and engineers, two options for the pier walkway have been proposed that work within the environmental and practical constraints of the pier site. The most significant difference between these two options is their alignment.

Option 1 focuses on a straight alignment of the pier between the shore and the kiosk, but loses the opportunity to make best use of the rock breakwater to the south of the kiosk.

Option 2 focuses on utilising the curved rock breakwater to the south of the kiosk to provide more public space along the pier for swimming and socialising, and create good views to the bay and the city skyline.

9. Which option do you prefer? Required

Your answer could focus on elements such as seating, look and feel, litter management, lighting, information and signage, shelter, views, services, functional needs, or accessibility.

Part 3: The pier entrance

It is important that a future St Kilda Pier remains vibrant and accessible and feels connected to the wide range of experiences available within St Kilda. To feel connected it must integrate well within the foreshore.

Your answer could focus on elements such as look and feel, landscaping, functional needs, accessibility, information signage, lighting or litter management.

Part 4: The kiosk, marina and penguin viewing

The area around the kiosk is important for providing people with a safe and welcoming space to enjoy a range of activities. The area provides spectacular views of the city skyline, and back towards the foreshore, together with access to the marina, and penguin viewing. We want to ensure that this area continues to provide great experiences and services for locals and visitors.


Your answer could focus on elements such as look and feel, seating and shelter, views, functional needs, toilets, accessibility, information signage, lighting or litter management.

Your answer could focus on elements such as a redesigned walkway, education and information opportunities, lighting, seating, functional needs or accessibility.

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.