Tender Released for Rebuild of Altona Pier
Thursday 16 June, 2022
The tender for construction of a new Altona Pier has now been released.
Schematic designs released in May 2022, gave the community a first look at the future Altona Pier. Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, together with AW Maritime engineers and Site Office Landscape Architects, the design encapsulates features which the community championed during public consultation in 2020.
Featuring a heritage-look timber deck and y-shaped head, the pier will provide improved access for more of the community with the inclusion of an accessible lower landing.
Altona Pier was built in the late 1800s with the most recent repair work carried out in the 1980s. Nearing the end of its service life, the pier is currently partially closed and earmarked for removal. As part of this process, timber from the old pier will be carefully salvaged for use, providing a vital connection to the past.
Complementing Hobsons Bay Council’s foreshore redevelopment, the project will revitalise the precinct and improve accessibility for the future. Works will be managed by Parks Victoria with funding committed by the Victorian Government under the $24 million Piers and Jetties Stimulus Packages.
Tenders for the Altona Pier redevelopment are now open and close on 7 July 2022. For more information visit https://www.tenders.vic.gov.au/
This contract is scheduled for award in late August, with works anticipated to begin in late 2022.
Quotes, attributed to Jo Richards, Regional Director Southern and Maritime, Parks Victoria:
“Altona Pier is a much-loved coastal destination in Melbourne’s West. The project to rebuild the pier will result in a wonderful facility to benefit the local community, as well as visitors, fishers and boaters.”
“Designed in conjunction with feedback from the community, the new pier will be safer, more accessible and provide a destination for the whole community to enjoy for decades to come.”