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1st Jan 2012
St Kilda Pier,Melbourne,Australia
It was a hot summer night and my family and I had fish and chips by St Kilda beach.This glorious sunset was mesmerising.The sky was fiery red,sea gulls dancing and there were children swimming. Some people were still in the festive mood and loud music blasting from the restaurant roof top…….I was chasing the sunset……..
St Kilda Pier has been the centre of recreational activity in St Kilda since the 1850’’s. Both the old shed at the pier entrance and the pavilion at the end are part of Victoria’’s heritage.St Kilda Pier’’s history dates back to 1853 when the St Kilda Pier and Jetty Company constructed a wooden jetty to assist the early settlers in unloading timber, building materials and firewood to St Kilda. Not long after its construction the small jetty fell victim to a stormy Port Phillip Bay and was washed away. Various forms of piers were constructed at St Kilda in the 1800’’s as the demand for a larger pier grew with the ever-increasing trade to and from the area. Since then the St Kilda Pier has grown to its present size, with the most recent concrete section constructed in the 1970’’s.The historic St Kilda Pier Kiosk was built in 1904 and has undergone several renovations in its time. Tragically, the Kiosk was devastated by fire on September 11, 2003.After massive public support to rebuild the kiosk and the support of premier Steve Bracks, it was reconstructed to the original 1903 plans, utilising some of the salvaged components, such as the cast iron roof, decorative cresting and weather vane. An additional structure, expanding the capacity was erected directly behind the kiosk and is obscured by the pavilion when viewed from the pier.
The Pavilion is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
The kiosk re-opened in March 2006.