Works to install a new low-landing and all abilities access ramp at Rye Pier are underway that will provide better and safer access to the water for divers, boaters and anglers.
Thanks to a $500,000 investment by the Victorian Government, the new low-landing will also provide more casual berths for boats using the pier for recreational fishing and diving activities, and upgraded berthing for larger commercial fishing charter operators.
The all abilities access ramp will link the lower landing to the pier to provide the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the pier and the water.
A complete reconstruction of the lower landing will use fibre reinforced plastic mesh for the deck, which is lightweight, resistant to corrosion and high strength in a marine environment. New supporting piles will be installed, and berthing fenders will provide berthing for vessels.
The pier itself will remain open during works, which will be carried out from a barge. Fencing will be in place on the pier adjacent to the works site and will be removed once works are complete in early autumn, depending on weather.
The funding for this project is being provided through the Better Recreational Facilities initiative and delivers on the government’s commitment to install new casual berths around the Port Phillip.
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