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Princes Pier Port Melbourne
The pier was constructed between 1912 and 1915 by the Melbourne Harbour Trust to supplement the adjacent Station Pier (originally the ‘Railway Pier’). From completion in 1915 until 1969 it was also a major arrival point for new migrants, particularly during the post-war period. In addition to a pier, there was a gatehouse and barriers, terminal building, amenities rooms, goods lockers, ablution blocks, railway sidings and passenger gangways.With the containerisation boom the pier became unused, being closed to public access in the early 1990s due to the poor timber condition, and squatters caused a fire in the late 1990s that destroyed the store structures.2 In the three years to 2004, 14 fires occurred.1 A refurbishment estimated to cost $14 million was announced by the State Government in April 2006, with the first 196 metres of the Pier fully restored, beyond that point the decking will be removed and the original pylons preserved

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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 1 year ago

    WOW!!!

  • I did not realize how accessible this is and to go back with a red sunset or a hurricane…. get on it Vics! Thank Carol!

    – David Haworth

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 1 year ago

  • Many thanx Kathy!

    – David Haworth

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 1 year ago

    amazing shot – what a place!

  • So good they kept this bit of heritage!

    – David Haworth

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Fabulous pattern!

  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...over 1 year ago


    Click HERE for feature page.

  • Honored I am, thank you

    – David Haworth

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    May 22, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Wow, thank you Teresa!

    – David Haworth

  • ImagesbyDi
    ImagesbyDiover 1 year ago

  • THanks very much Di.. this should be taken by more photographers…its an amazing location in the heart of the city

    – David Haworth

  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellover 1 year ago

    Very nice work David

  • Six features! Lord..thanks a lot!

    – David Haworth

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 1 year ago

    Ripper shot, David!!!

  • Thanx Mieke!

    – David Haworth

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