Rye: Foreshore Rejuvenation

  • Project value$300,000

The highly visited Rye Foreshore was in a dilapidated state. Detailed drawings were completed in the 2016/17 financial year to rejuvenate the foreshore area, including the protection and revegetation of the dune system and construction of boardwalk and central plaza areas around the pier.  

Works include the removal of the outfall on the east side of the pier and the construction of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) features such as rain gardens and permeable paving. 

A grant application for Melbourne Water’s Living Rivers Fund was successful. Experienced local firm Maw Civil were awarded the contract.   

All works to the East of the Rye Pier were completed in December 2018, including the board walk, beach access ramps, exposed aggregate concrete paths, bollards, rain gardens and sand relocation. This part of the project also included a community planting day incorporating more than 2000 plants and 15 volunteers. 

Works for stage 2 are now complete and and in full use by the community.