Mornington MP, David Morris announced today that tenders have been called to reconstruct the outer section of Mornington Pier - one of Victoria’s most popular recreational boating, fishing and sightseeing assets.
“The design for the outer section of pier and wave protection will ensure that this iconic pier will continue to provide a destination for the local residents and visitors to Mornington for many years,” Mr Morris said.
“The reconstruction of the middle section of the pier and addition of wave screens was competed this week,” Mr Morris said.
“With those works complete, we are now able to progress the final stage of the Mornington Pier upgrade which includes rebuilding the outer section of the pier, wave screens and low landing. ”
“The Government is committed to ensuring Mornington Pier remains an iconic maritime and recreational destination on the Mornington Peninsula.”
Minister for Ports David Hodgett said it was great to see the Government’s funding for local ports and critical Infrastructure delivering tangible projects for the community and to see the project moving to the next stage.
“Investing in our local ports is important, they are vital to the State’s economy and liveability. This project highlights the importance of our local ports and their contribution to the State’s commercial fishing, recreational boating, tourism and related industries.”
Access to the work site will be restricted during the construction period, which is likely to start in late 2013 and be completed in late 2014, subject to weather and contractor availability.
Anglers are advised to fish from Fisherman’s Pier or further along the peninsula at other jetties and piers during this time.
Conceptual images of the outer section of the pier are available for viewing on www.parks.vic.gov.au