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August 09 Edition Cover

Work needed on Central Pier

31 May 2011

VicUrban will soon begin structural reinforcement of Central Pier after a routine inspection in April found structural deterioration of the historic landmark.

VicUrban’s Docklands acting general manager Simon Wilson said independent structural engineers had advised of deterioration in the condition of the western tip, the area under Shed 9, and the area under the roadway between Sheds 9 and 14.

In response, Mr Wilson said VicUrban had immediately banned carparking on the western tip of the pier.  Parking was due to cease on the western tip on June 30.

Mr Wilson said VicUrban had made other parking arrangements at Etihad Stadium for Central Pier patrons until the end of June.

“VicUrban is also in the process of implementing landscape and signage upgrades to improve the pedestrian experience between the stadium car park entrance and Central Pier,” Mr Wilson said.  “These works are expected to be completed by September 2011.”

Mr Wilson said the engineering report indicated the pier continued to be safe for pedestrians and “managed activities”.

“Remediation works to restore the full structural integrity of the pier under the affected leased areas are due to commence within the coming weeks,” Mr Wilson said.

“VicUrban will ensure that the programming of these works is discussed with Central Pier Docklands, the City of Melbourne and other affected stakeholders prior to commencement to minimise disruption.”

“VicUrban will continue to explore rehabilitation solutions for the western tip, consistent with the longer-term vision that it remains available for public events. However priority is being given to rectifying the affected parts of the pier that are under CPD’s leased areas, and to ensuring public safety within public areas.”

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