Published on 28 March 2022
Heritage Victoria has recommended the Flinders Pier and surrounding ‘Telegraph Cable Complex’ be included in the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR).
The recommendation is currently open for submissions and the community is welcome to give feedback until Tuesday 17 May 2022.
Parks Victoria currently plans to demolish the inner 180m of the wooden pier. Council adopted the position to support the community in protecting the pier and surrounding precinct at a meeting last September. Former Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Mayor Despi O’Connor wrote to the Minister for Ports and Freight, The Hon Melissa Horne MP in October urging her to intervene and stop Park’s Victoria’s plan to demolish the historic Flinders Pier. The Shire will again write a letter of support to include the nominated area in the Victorian Heritage Register.
If the recommendation to include the pier and surrounds in the Victorian Heritage Register is accepted by the Heritage Council the area will have greater protection, potentially reducing the likelihood of Parks Victoria being able to demolish the inner section of the pier.
To comment on Heritage Victoria’s recommendation, go to: heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/registrations-reviews/executive-director-recommendations/