Mornington Pier wave screens to return
Friday 6 April, 2018
Works have commenced to reinstate the wave protection system on the ocean side of Mornington Pier to better protect the pier from significant storm events.
The initial works include the installation of a steel frame and drilling 120 new holes for supports. The wave screen panels will then be fixed to Mornington Pier in late April.
Engineers have redesigned the wave protection system to ensure better protection of the pier from future storm events. The original wave screens were damaged by two major storm events in July and October 2016.
The pier will remain open to the public during the works however some sections will be temporarily closed to ensure works are carried out safely.
The works have been scheduled to avoid peak visitor times and for periods when wave and wind conditions are safer.
As part of the process divers will also clean up the seabed and remove any old steel or debris in the water.
The wave protection system is expected to be installed by June 2018, subject to favourable weather and conditions.
For further information call Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au
The following can be attributed to Parks Victoria Acting Regional Director for Melbourne Marine and Maritime Graeme Davis:
“The wave protection system has been redesigned and strengthened to ensure the community can have full confidence the wave screens will withstand future storm events.”
“There will be some restricted access to Mornington Pier for public safety to allow the works to be carried out however we are expecting the disruptions will mostly be on the ocean side of the pier and the public will still be able to access most of the pier.”
“Parks Victoria would like to thank the community for their patience while the repair works are being carried out.”
Media enquiriesJarred Parsons
Parks Victoria media centre