Suburban Rail Loop Project Commences
Set to revolutionise Melbourne’s transport network, the Suburban Rail Loop Project is…
5 June 2022
Melbourne’s $53 million St Kilda Pier Redevelopment project is now underway. This project is the biggest ever pier upgrade that the city has ever seen.
Stage one of the project will include the construction of the new penguin viewing boardwalk as well as a new entrance to Catani Gardens. Parks Victoria and Earthcare St Kilda will undertake regular monitoring and extensive planning to ensure the area’s sensitive marine habitat, such as the penguin colony, is protected throughout construction.
The new pier will feature an aesthetically improved curved design with a wider walkway that provides easier access. It will also feature tiered seating, additional toilets, and a new community space near the kiosk. The redevelopment will also include a low landing near the foreshore, providing easier access to ferry and tour operator vessels for passengers.
The original pier will aim to remain open until the project’s completion in 2024.
The Labor Government in Victoria is also investing in other beloved piers and jetties, with the 2022/23 Victorian Budget providing $18 million in funding for works at Hampton, Rye, Flinders, McLoughlins Beach, Raymond Island, Lakes Entrance, Williamstown and Mornington.