Major upgrade of Rye Pier complete

A significant upgrade to Rye Pier is now complete, providing better and safer access for all boaters, anglers and divers.

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The $500,000 upgrade includes an all abilities access ramp to allow everyone to enjoy the water.

The upgrade also provides more casual berths for recreational fishing and diving and improved berthing for larger commercial fishing charter operators through a longer low-landing.

The low-landing was completely rebuilt with new supporting piles and berthing fenders and new corrosion resistance fibre-reinforced mesh for the decking, ensuring it will continue to be an asset for the community for years to come.

The projected was funded through the Better Recreational Facilities initiative and delivers on the government’s commitment to install new casual berths around the Port Phillip.

Further ramp upgrades continue at six priority locations across Port Phillip and Western Port. A review is also under way to improve the way boating facilities are managed and maintained across the bays.