Altona Foreshore Redevelopment

Strengthening Melbourne’s liveability – with a beach, festival and accessible focus

Throughout the lifecycle of the project Architecture & Access provided dynamic specialist advice to ensure the development complies with legislative requirements and incorporates the goals of universal design.

The Altona Beach Precinct is a major attraction for the Hobsons Bay municipality. Urban renewal project upgrade works to the Altona foreshore are comprised of four distinct components.. The works will see parts of the Esplanade, between Pier Street and Bent Street, closed to traffic to allow for festivals, outdoor markets, community events and greater pdestrian safety, whilst maintaining a seamless connection to the beach. A variety of architectural elements will be included whilst maintaining emergency vehicle access. The section of Pier Street between Queen Street and the Esplanade will also undergo works that will include the reconfiguration of the existing car parking layout, footpath widening, pavement upgrades, widening along shopfronts, street tree planting and new integrated street furniture and seating. Architecture & Access has been able to provide advice to ensure that these works will meet relevant access standards, enabling them to be used by a wide range of people.

A new beach entry at the end of Pier Street is also proposed. This area is the main entry to the beach and pier with Architecture & Access supporting the intent of the design to be accessible and welcoming for all. Upgrade works will include increased shade, new drinking fountains, bike hoops, beach showers and art structures. Linkages are to be provided to the foreshore, Pier Street traders, Logan Reserve, Weaver Reserve and Altona Lifesaving clubrooms and tower. A realignment of the shared trail and a new pedestrian entry at Webb Street will also be constructed.

Other areas of improvements will include the revitalisation of Weaver Reserve. This will include the development of car parking including accessible bays, enhanced footpath connection, landscaping and opening the reserve to allow for increased passive use and community events.

These proposed works will tie in with the upcoming redevelopment of the existing Altona Pier, originally built in the 1800s. The reworks are part of a separate project led by parks Victoria.

The project with a budget of $12.9 million is set for completion in early 2024.


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