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.
Engagement Summary Report
The Engagement Summary Report report presents the broad range of values, ideas and aspirations provided by community members and stakeholders during the engagement period, from September to October 2017. Feedback has been included in the analysis from all the conversations undertaken within the engagement process, both online and in person. In some cases, comments in their original form, or paraphrased, have been used to illustrate certain points.
Thank you to all the participants who generously shared their time and ideas throughout the engagement process.
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: