LONG awaited works to repair and reopen Seaford pier have finally begun.
Parks Victoria is currently upgrading upgrade works on the pier, which has been partly closed to the public since late 2016.
Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny confirmed in March that works would be undertaken to “fix” the pier, but did not give a timeline for the process.
The upgrades underway are expected to be completed by November, the same month as the state election.
The works will include the replacement of 50 timber piles, crossheads, beams, decking and handrails.
The pier will be shut during the process, and the northern section of the car park for the Beach Cafe and Seaford Life Saving Club will also be closed.
The Times reported on 28 May that the bill to repair and restore the pier would total $900,000 (“Pier bill nears million mark”, The Times 28/5/18)