DROMANA PIER REIMAGINED
A 365-Day Attraction
The current dilapidated pier has been a landmark for many years. Parks Victoria recently announced they intend to replace the structure with a modest pedestrian short-length pier.
Community members have called for investigations into a public-private-partnership model that would allow for a more adventurous deep water pier.
We believe a deep water pier offers the Mornington Peninsula long-term benefits for aquaculture, tourism, and education.
A deep water pier with a World Class aquarium, small ship docking bay and electric shuttle buses for visitors to explore the Mornington Peninsula. The proposed pier would extend 750M into Port Phillip Bay creating opportunities to develop a sub-aqua diving arena, and viewports into an underwater oasis as well as providing infrastructure for a range of recreational and seafood-based enterprises.
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- The origional 500M pier (built in 1860) was reduced to 186M (When it was rebuilt in 1954)
- We want to create a NEW ICONIC 750M pier that will support world class aquaculture, tourism, and education
The underwater observatory gives a privileged view into the maritime ecosystem.
Imagine being able to explore the natural science of Port Phillip Bay with live viewports below the waterline. See divers exploring the shipwreck and watch shoals of fish simmering past the glass.
Providing docking for pleasure and aquaculture craft to encourage year-round enterprise development.
Imagine being able to see divers exploring the underwater arena.
A shipwreck to provide habitat for sealife to colonise.
WE HAVE PROPOSAL FOR A DEEP WATER PIER EXTENDING TO 750M FROM SHORE
A new deepwater pier opens up opportunities for zero-emission water tour craft powered by renewable energy.
Coupled with electric shuttle buses to transport visitors around the Mornington Peninsula’s many food and activity centers.
The Mornington Peninsula has a rich history of piers forming key connections between the visitor economy and aquaculture industries.
Dromana’s pier was originally constructed in the 1860s. Serviced by pleasure steamers that brought thousands of visitors to the Mornington Peninsula.
The original pier was 500m long with attractions, diving boards, and berths for pleasure vessels. It was designed with passion and vision.
The current decrepit concrete pier is a mere 186M long and a mere shadow of its former glory days.
The Dromana Association would like to bring public and private funding together to create an iconic year-round attraction.
THE CURRENT PIER’S STATUS
Parks Victoria carried out ‘community consultation’ by presenting three traditional short piers. One of these designs has now been chosen and funding for approximately $11M has been allocated.
The Dromana Association believes a longer pier with World Class attractions is possible as part of a public-private partnership.
The Dromana Pier which was built in 1954 remains closed off to public access due to concrete cancer and is considered unsafe.
The Dromana community has been campaigning for decades to have the existing pier repaired, however, it has now become so decrepit it needs to be replaced.
The community demands proper consultation to ensure Dromana regains some of its former glory as a holiday destination. This would create local employment and boost the Mornington Peninsula’s capacity to host visitors for years to come.
OTHER REGENERATIVE PIERS
PIERS WITH A RICH HISTORY