Works on the final stage of the Mornington Pier reconstruction are progressing well with the majority of the pier to be opened during the summer season.
Minister for Ports David Hodgett and Mornington MP David Morris visited the site today to inspect the final new concrete deck construction.
“We’re on the final stretch now for the reconstruction of Mornington Pier and locals can look forward to using some sections of the pier over the summer period,” Mr Hodgett said.
“The final works include the complete reconstruction of the outer section of the pier, including new wave screens to protect the harbor, a concrete and timber decking and low landings.
“These features will ensure the pier meets the needs of local fishermen and recreational boat operators, as well as being safe for visitors to stroll down and take in the stunning views of Port Phillip Bay.
“As one of the most visited piers in Port Phillip Bay, the Mornington Pier is an important draw card for the region and is set to become a landmark when works finish,” Mr Hodgett said.
Mr Morris said the pier has been hit by severe weather through the winter months but Parks Victoria’s contractor has battled on to keep the project on track.
“As soon as we have a clear weather window the new concrete deck will be poured in three sections between now and late October,” Mr Morris said.
“Once the new concrete deck and low landings are completed the finishing works will be installed including the timber deck, handrails, seating, lighting and the all-important wave screens.
“Most of the finishing work will be completed in the new year after the busy summer holiday period,” Mr Morris said.
Parks Victoria is delivering the project which is part of a $15.2 million package to rejuvenate the pier including the already completed upgrade to the middle section of Mornington Pier and installation of the first stage of wave screens at Snapper Point.
For more information about Mornington Pier or boating on Port Phillip call 13 1963 visit or www.parks.vic.gov.au