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09 March 2024


Member for Bellarine, Alison Marchant was down at the Foreshore Market in St Leonards this Labour Day Weekend, speaking with locals about the redevelopment of the St Leonards Pier.

A draft plan has been developed by Parks Victoria, incorporating findings from previous studies and early stakeholder engagement, with public consultation now open.

The local community is encouraged to share their feedback and to have their say on the future of the historic and beloved maritime precinct.

With a focus on a safe and accessible space that caters to both recreational and commercial users, the plan proposes improvements in pier infrastructure to support a variety of activities.

The draft plan also strives to balance the unique environmental, cultural, and heritage aspects of St Leonards and takes a comprehensive approach to address both current and future needs of the area.

The draft plan is the next step towards the future of a revitalised St Leonards Pier and the wider maritime precinct, ensuring it continues to be a cherished destination for both locals and visitors for years to come.

The Sustainable Local Ports Framework identifies St Leonards as one of Victoria’s six priority port areas and this plan marks the next milestone in the Allan Labor Government’s $46 million commitment for critical works on local ports.

To view the draft plan and provide feedback later this week, visit the Parks Victoria website

Quotes attributable to Alison Marchant, Member for Bellarine:

"St Leonards Pier is not just a pier, it's a gathering point for the local community and for many it comes with cherished memories and time with family and friends.”

“I encourage locals and those who are interested in the pier, to provide their feedback to the plan, to ensure we capture all the ideas that are important to the community”.

“I know locals and visitors are passionate about their pier and I want to see as much feedback as possible, so we get the best outcome for the St Leonards township’.