Shorncliffe Pier is Brisbane's largest timber pier and was constructed in the 1880s. It is one of the longest recreational piers in Australia, reaching approximately 350 metres out into Bramble Bay. It also forms part of the Sandgate/Shorncliffe foreshore and is a feature of Moora Park.
The pier is well known and used throughout the local community and is popular with residents and visitors to Brisbane. It is an iconic part of the Bramble Bay foreshore and holds great historic significance in the Brisbane City Council region.
In March 2012, Brisbane City Council closed the pier to public access, due to safety concerns associated with the condition of the structure. A number of the pier’s piles, headstocks and girders were inspected and found to be in such poor condition that the risk of structural failure was too high to allow the pier to remain open for public use. The plan was to 'renew" the pier at a cost of $20 million.
|Old pier showing uneven boards and railings.|
The pier removal works commenced in mid November 2014. Construction began in early 2015 and is now complete. In early 2016 the restoration and rebuild of the pier was completed, and it was officially opened to the public on Friday 25 March 2016 in conjunction with the Bluewater Festival.
The pier is perfect for picnics, photography, fishing or even just a stroll. Many locals use the pier to walk their dogs.
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