St Kilda pier redevelopment builds momentum

The highly anticipated St Kilda Pier redevelopment is a step closer with the release of construction-ready detailed designs.

A government investment of $50 million to rebuild St Kilda Pier will breathe new life into the iconic bayside destination.

Following a three-year consultation and design process, the new St Kilda Pier will feature a curved structure with improved access and facilities for commercial and recreational users as well as greater protection for the little penguin colony.

Initial designs released in December 2020 have undergone further consultation and refinement to ensure the pier will last for decades to come.

The new pier will provide safer access for pedestrians, vehicles and vessels, and upgraded facilities including new public toilets, seating and kiosk facilities.

The updated design includes a timber penguin viewing platform, more space for seating, a beach access ramp to allow access for all visitors, and energy efficient infrastructure.

A tender for the pier redevelopment is underway and closes on 30 June 2021.  Construction is set to commence in late 2021 and is set to be complete in late 2023.

The current pier will remain open for visitors to enjoy while the new pier is under construction and will be removed once the new pier is fully functional.

For more information, to view the designs or to sign up to project updates, visit the Parks Victoria website.