Central Pier demolition “progressing well”

Central Pier Demolition
Sean Car

Docklanders will have noticed considerable progress with the demolition of Central Pier in recent months, with much of Shed 9 now removed from Victoria Harbour.

The pier’s custodian Development Victoria (DV) has hired specialist marine contractor Fitzgerald Constructions Australia to carry out the demolition works, which are expected to take “several years” to complete.

DV said as per its sustainability policy, it was recycling materials such as the concrete slabs, metals including copper, steel, aluminium and brass, and timber so they can be kept out of landfill and used in other building projects.

DV’s group head precincts Niall Cunningham said works were “progressing well”.

“The removal of Central Pier from Victoria Harbour is a key step in the Victorian Government’s plans to revitalise the area and adjacent waterfront in the heart of Docklands,” Mr Cunningham said.

“Works to remove the pier are progressing well, as we focus on the removal of Shed 9 as well as the concrete area around Shed 14 this year.”

“We’ll continue to engage with key stakeholders in the area as we consider opportunities for the revitalisation of Central Pier and adjacent waterfront areas, including respecting the rich cultural heritage of the Victoria Harbour.” •

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