Mornington Pier / Harbour

This project was awarded the Winner 2016 Victoria CCF Civil Construction Earth Awards 2016 Category 1 (Project value up to one million)

Job entailed construction/ improvement of Mornington Pier Car-Park to both facilitate traffic movement in a congested area. Furthermore to stabilise/retain a cliff area which is under Cultural Heritage listing and to improve the general aesthetics of the area.

One of these improvements was the construction of a timber decking area using 200 x 50 mm ironbark pieces. The timber seats were milled out of the old Rosebud Pier and the steel bollard in the foreground was formally part of the original Mornington Pier. Therefore not only keeping within the sea type theme but at the same time using recycled products.

Another improvement was the construction of a concrete panel wall retaining a cultural heritage sensitive area. The wall was designed by Adam Magennis the Mornington Shires Cultural Heritage advisor. Adam used an aboriginal theme, utilising the areas natural geology/landscape. The wave type effect is an attempt by Adam to reconstruct the areas natural stratigraphy. The line of shells running through the middle is indicative of the artifacts and fossils used throughout the history of the aboriginal in the area.

The above brief was challenging as council stipulated that pedestrian and vehicle access must be maintained at all times. An extremely successful result for all parties concerned.

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