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The first step towards seeking community feedback on the revitalisation of the 100-year-old Central Pier in the heart of Docklands is underway.

Development Victoria is inviting everyone to share their future ideas for Central Pier and adjacent waterfront to help us create a new vibrant waterfront destination.

An online survey is now open, allowing the community an opportunity to give their feedback, ideas, and suggestions on what they want to see and do at this prominent Docklands site in the future.

This survey will be open until Thursday 22 December.

The community is also invited to share their ideas for the area, in person, at the Docklands Community Market being held on Sunday 11 December along NewQuay Promenade. Our project team will be on hand to help between 12 noon and 4pm.

Development Victoria’s Acting Group Head Precincts Niall Cunningham said the feedback from the community and other key stakeholders would play an important role in shaping plans for the revitalisation of Central Pier and the adjacent waterfront along Harbour Esplanade.

“We understand Central Pier has been a special place for locals who live and work here, and for visitors to Docklands,” Mr Cunningham said.

“We also share the community’s interest in celebrating the Traditional Owner and maritime cultural heritage of that waterfront area.

“We invite everyone to share their ideas and visions for Central Pier and adjacent waterfront and help us create a vibrant waterfront destination.”

Central Pier was permanently closed in early 2020 due to safety issues and has continued to deteriorate, presenting an ongoing safety risk. The pier’s western tip has been removed ahead of schedule after it was deemed dangerous and structurally unsound.

Development Victoria lodged a permit application with Heritage Victoria in August 2022 to remove the remaining unsafe pier structure from the water. The permit was granted by Heritage Victoria in October 2022.

The Victorian Government has invested $3 million to further develop the concept design and associated Business Case to progress the demolition and revitalisation of Central Pier and adjacent waterfront.

Updated on 08 November 2022