Warneet Jetties Project
We’re rebuilding Warneet’s jetties as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to making piers and jetties safer and more accessible for all Victorians.
The Victorian Government announced $46 million in the Victorian Budget 2023/24 so critical works can take place at popular piers and jetties across the state including Warneet, St Leonards Pier, Workshops Pier and Dromana Pier.
The existing jetties are currently closed for public safety until further notice due to structural failures. We recognise the value of the two jetties, particularly to the local community and are working to rebuild them as soon as possible.
- Final planning, assessments and construction-ready design work for the new jetties are underway.
- Following an advance tender notice in late 2023, the tender for construction to rebuild the jetties is anticipated to be released in the first quarter of 2024.
- Construction will commence once all planning stages are completed.
Last updated: November 2023
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This project is being delivered on the Traditional Lands of the Bunurong people.
Warneet is located on Rutherford Inlet on the Western Port foreshore. The area is a popular boating destination with two jetties that were first constructed more than 50 years ago and then repaired and renewed over the decades. The jetties are located less than 1 kilometre apart and people can access both via a coastal walking track. The two jetties have supported local fishing and boating activities and user groups for decades, with some user groups active for more than 65 years. Like all piers and jetties, over the years, the condition of the jetties has gradually deteriorated, with both jetties currently closed for public safety.
In response to the deteriorated jetty conditions and closures, the 2023-24 Victorian State Budget allocated funding to rebuild Warneet South Jetty and Warneet North Jetty. The project was progressed to detailed design by Better Boating Victoria, as part of the Warneet Boating Precinct Plan, completed in 2021. The development of the precinct plan included stakeholder and community consultation on ideas for the jetties. Parks Victoria as the asset manager is leading the jetties rebuild process.
Image above left - Warneet South Jetty. Image above right - Warneet North Jetty.
Improved visitor experience
Rebuilding the jetties will improve safety and access for fishing, boating, and walking.
The jetties play a role in supporting tourism and recreation in the area. The project will enhance opportunities for surrounding local businesses by attracting more people to visit Warneet to access the facilities.
Improvements delivered through this project will enhance safety and accessibility for community access to the water, reinstating a place for jetty-based fishing. Restoring the jetties also provides a gathering place for the community, facilitating social interaction and engagement with the natural environment.
This project is funded by the Victorian Government.
Initial Phase (undertaken by Better Boating Victoria)
- Develop Warneet Boating Precinct Plan - 2021
- Develop concept designs for Warneet North Jetty and Warneet South Jetty
- Concept designs released – Dec 2021
- Develop detailed designs for Warneet North Jetty and Warneet South Jetty
- Detailed designs provided to Parks Victoria for costing and other requirements
Current phase* (undertaken by Parks Victoria)
- Detailed designs reviewed, quantity surveyed (costed) and finalised – late 2023 to early 2024
- Issue tender for construction – first quarter 2024
- Appoint the lead construction partner
- Final approvals and permits
- Commence construction
- Complete construction
Who are we working with?
- Department of Transport and Planning
- Better Boating Victoria
- Casey City Council
- Local user and interest groups
The community will hear more from our team about this project early next year via this webpage and via project e-newsletters. Subscribe here.