Have Your Say On Plans For New Hampton Pier

25 May 2022

Locals are being given an opportunity to have their say on plans for a new Hampton Pier.

Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne said the draft Sandringham Harbour Local Port Area Plan has now been released for community feedback.

Focusing on the ‘on water’ elements, the draft plan aims to improve the safety and function of the pier. It also defines a safer entrance channel, provides direction regarding the future of swing moorings and berths within the harbour, and considers the needs of 'off the beach' boating users like the growing number of stand-up paddle board enthusiasts and kayakers.

The draft plan also proposes replacement of the pier – having reached the end of its design life.

The project forms part of an $18 million package for critical maintenance and safety works for piers and jetties across the state, announced in the Victorian Budget 2022-23. It’s also part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sustainable Local Ports FrameworkExternal Link and Parks Victoria's local ports’ forward planning program.

As part of the package, rebuilding and safety works will be undertaken to piers and jetties at Lakes Entrance, McLoughlins Beach, Raymond Island, Mornington, Sorrento, Portsea, Rye, Flinders and Williamstown.

Community members can view the draft Sandringham Harbour Local Port Area Plan and share their feedback online through the Engage Victoria website 10 June 2022.

A final plan is expected to be released by Spring 2022.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne

“Sandringham Harbour is a popular destination for fishers, boaters, locals and families – that’s why we’re undertaking this planning work to ensure we can deliver a safer and more accessible Hampton Pier and allow it to be enjoyed well into the future.”

“We want to ensure the local community is well informed, and this round of consultation gives people the chance to view the draft plan and have their say on the project.”

Quote attributable to Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Nina Taylor

“We know how much locals enjoyed using Hampton Pier before it closed for safety reasons – so we encourage people to provide their feedback on the draft plan, which will shape the design and function of the new pier.”

Reviewed 25 May 2022

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