Project overview


Parks Victoria




Jackson Clement Burrows (JCBA), AW Maritime, and Site Office



DCWC is pleased to announce our appointment as Quantity Surveying and Cost Management service providers for the St Kilda Pier Redevelopment project.

The iconic St Kilda Pier will undergo significant redevelopment works to bring to life a community chosen design created by a joint venture team comprised of Jackson Clement Burrows, AW Maritime, and Site Office.

The infamous kiosk will stay and the 1,400 resident penguins will be provided safer homes with a curved design that creates a breakwater as it arcs out into the bay. In addition, the project will enhance visitor experience with improved recreational areas, engaging public spaces, and a considered approach to heritage integration.

“Visitor experience, culture, community, and sustainability are at the heart of this exciting project. DCWC is delighted to be assisting Parks Victoria in seeking to create value and enrich and transform lives through this innovative redevelopment of the St Kilda Pier” - Stuart Cowley, Project Director.

Spanning 450 meters into the bay and with an expected design life of 50 years, the construction will largely comprise of concrete and timber and will include new features such as:
• public access for the community and visitors out onto the bay
• views of St Kilda and the city skyline
• improved protection and viewing area for the Little Penguins
• a wider all-abilities walkway,
• new public toilets and tiered seating
• a low-level landing for commercial ferries and pedestrian access
• a wide community open space
• preservation of the precinct’s heritage features

“With over 800,000 visitors a year, and up to 6,000 a day, keeping the existing site open and protecting the penguin community is critical to the continued success of the pier, surrounding businesses, and Victoria’s tourism as a whole. This challenge will be overcome with the development of a robust schedule that considers the construction methodology and staging plan. DCWC will utilise our unique skills and experience to factor this methodology into the project costings and provide sound constructability advice that will set this project up for success” says Stuart.

Construction will start in 2021 and is expected to be completed by the second half of 2024. 

Image: Indicative renders of the St Kilda Pier Redevelopment.

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