Project status

October 2022:

Project complete. 

Background

The coastal town of San Remo is the gateway to both Phillip Island and the Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park. The busy San Remo Jetty on Bass Coast is a popular stopover spot for people interested in pelican feeding, fishing, sightseeing and on-water tour experiences. The jetty is also an important hub for commercial fishing boats with ample berthing and access to a deep channel leading out to Bass Strait.

As part of our ongoing jetty maintenance program, we regularly assess the condition of maritime structures through technical inspections. A recent inspection identified a timber section of San Remo jetty which has deteriorated, requiring some maintenance repair works to be undertaken. These works will prolong the life of the jetty.

The scope of this project is the replacement of a deteriorated section of timber decking on the jetty's outer arm and a number of timber beams.

 

Project benefits

  • Visitors and community
  • Economy

Repairs will ensure this important maritime asset remains safe and open for the community to enjoy, while supporting the important local commercial fishing industry.

Project partner and funding

The works are funded by the Victorian Government as part of ongoing maritime asset maintenance and repairs. 

The contract for these works is awarded to Bridgewater Marine Constructions following a competitive tender process.

 

The project

The scope of works includes the replacement of approximately 60 decking boards and a number of timber beams and capping beams. The area marked for repairs is located on the outer arm, adjacent to the refuelling area. 

 

Project timeline

  • Tender awarded: July 2022
  • Works commence: Early October 2022
  • Works completed: Mid-October 2022

This timeline will be updated as the project progresses. The project’s timeline is dependent on factors such as weather, labour and the availability of materials.

 

Environmental management

Parks Victoria recognises the heritage character timber piers and jetties provide and is committed to ensuring these values are preserved where possible. While San Remo Jetty is not heritage listed, adopting an all-timber reconstruction approach for repairs will help retain the character of the jetty.

 

Other information

Parks Victoria is the local port manager for Port Phillip, Western Port and Port Campbell.  The three local ports combined receive approximately 30 million visits a year, and include 263,000 hectares of waterway, marine protected areas, channels, piers and jetties, moorings and aids to navigation. 

 

Stay updated

Please visit this page for up-to-date project information.
For general enquiries email info@parks.vic.gov.au or call us on 13 1963.

 

Related items

Places to see – San Remo Jetty

Frequently asked questions

 

Why will San Remo Jetty partially close for repairs?

As part of our ongoing pier and jetty maintenance program we regularly assess the condition of maritime structures through technical inspections. A recent inspection at San Remo Jetty has identified the requirement for minor works, which require a section of the pier to be closed while general maintenance is undertaken. These works will prolong the life of the jetty.

 

When will the repairs to San Remo Jetty be completed?

The repairs will begin in early October 2022 and are expected to be completed in mid October 2022.

 

Can I access the pier by boat or fish from the pier?

During works, part of the jetty's outer arm will be closed to the public and unable to be accessed. Visitors are encouraged to follow on-site signage and visit the project page for updates.

 

Can I still berth my boat or other vessel at the jetty during the work?
Parks Victoria’s key priority in the delivery of these works is the safety of the public, staff and contractors. During the works period vessels will be unable to berth one of the jetty's public 4 hour berthing areas. Parks Victoria will endeavour to work with the successful contractor to negotiate intermittent access for commercial vessel operators and other affected parties.

 

Who is responsible for managing San Remo Jetty?

Parks Victoria is responsible for the management and maintenance of over 40 piers, jetties and related structures in Port Phillip, Western Port and Port Campbell which attract about 33 million visitors per year combined. Parks Victoria carries out regular inspections on all its local port assets ensure they are safe and well maintained.

 
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