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.

OUR PROPOSAL

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.

To be part of the conversation drop us an email at

community@dromana.org.au

THE BASICS

  • 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

Altona’s NEW pier is 310M 

The replacement Dromana Pier is reduced from its current 186M to a paltry 100M

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Compared to Altona's NEW Pier

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Compared to the 1887 Pier

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Missed Opportunities

Artemis Water Taxi

WATER TRANSPORT

CURRENTLY MISSED OUT ON!

Aqua-Recreation

AQUA-RECREATION

CURRENTLY MISSED OUT ON!

Dromana Aquaculture

AQUACULTURE

CURRENTLY MISSED OUT ON!

Dromana Integrated Transport

INTEGRATED TRANSPORT

CURRENTLY MISSED OUT ON!

Environmental Education

EDUCATION

CURRENTLY MISSED OUT ON!

What the current Parks Victoria proposed DROMANA

‘Short’ pier misses out on.

 

We ask that Parks Victoria reconsider what is possible with a design that re-invigorates Dromana’s future

Email us so we can pass on your thoughts to Parks Victoria and the State Government

community@dromana.org.au

PROMOTING 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.

PROMOTING AQUACULTURE

Providing docking for pleasure and aquaculture craft to encourage year-round enterprise development.

DIVER'S ARENA

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

It requires a public private partnership between Parks Victoria and commercial developers

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.

Altona’s NEW 310M pier which opened in 2024 at a cost of $11M

OTHER REGENERATIVE PIERS

BUSSELTON JETTY  – WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PIERS WITH A RICH HISTORY