$600,000 upgrade for Point Lonsdale Pier
Friday 13 July, 2012
The popular Point Lonsdale Pier is set to get a $600,000 upgrade thanks to funding from Regional Development Victoria on behalf of the Victorian State Government.
The Parks Victoria project will deliver works to strengthen piles, re-install bracing to the outer end piles and replace selected crossheads and beams.
The project will also replace decking and handrails and renew the electrical lighting wiring.
The new works complement the recently completed works at historic Queenscliff Pier, which included new beams and decking in the waiting shed.
Works will start around 16 July 2012 with completion by late September, weather permitting.
Construction wouldn’t be easy given the pier is in a very exposed location.
Visitors are asked to respect the closure notices and use nearby piers and fishing areas while works take place.
Parks Victoria and the Borough of Queenscliffe advise there will be no access to the Point Lonsdale foreshore from the pier entrance.
Access to the rip view trail will also be closed during this period.
Visitors can still use beach access points at the lighthouse and rip view carpark.
Elstone Diving Services Pty Ltd will be delivering the works.
The Point Lonsdale Pier was built in the late 1890s to assist in the retrieval of people from ships wrecked coming through the Rip. It provides great views over the Heads and Point Phillip Heads Marine National Park.
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