Gem Pier Pile Repairs
Project duration & key dates
Works commence - April 2020
Stage One – wrapping and repairing piles by diver
Stage Two – replacing damaged piles by barge
Works complete – June 2020
Department of Transport - Better Recreational Facilities program
Works will include wrapping and repairing damaged piles where possible and replacing other piles. Works are anticipated to take approximately eight weeks, weather dependent.
Access to the commercial lower landing for ferries will not be impacted by the works, however the pier will be restricted at times during second phase works.
Signage will be on site advising the public of access closures.
An important pier in Victoria’s maritime history, Gem Pier was named after the steamboat Gem ferry service that ran between Williamstown and Port Melbourne.