Upgrade works for Middle Brighton Pier

The Victorian Government is getting on with vital repair and maintenance works to reopen the iconic Middle Brighton Pier.

These works will not only ensure the pier is made safe for everyone to use again in coming months, but will also ensure the pier can continue to be enjoyed for years to come.    

The repair works will include concrete piling and crosshead repairs, making the pier available to use again for all Victorians, including visitors, boaters, swimmers and fishers to enjoy over the warmer months.

Built in 1977, the pier will be repaired in two stages. The first stage will focus on the section of the pier between the foreshore and the marina arm which also provides vital access to the Royal Brighton Yacht Club Marina.

The concrete deck panels will be replaced in the second stage, which will be undertaken when the first stage is finished, following the busy summer season. 

Part of the Better Piers and Waterside Facilities initiative, the Middle Brighton Pier project is one of several designed to upgrade the state’s ports and jetties while supporting jobs in local communities.

Other projects under this package include rebuilding the Altona Pier, demolishing part of the Old Flinders Jetty and repairs to the Queenscliff South Pier lifeboat shed.

Upgrades will also take place at Portland, Port Welshpool, Tooradin, Rye and Portarlington.

The first stage of works at Middle Brighton Pier will be carried out by Marine and Civil Maintenance Pty Ltd and is expected to be completed in March.