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Melburnians put forward ideas for Central Pier site

Neil Mitchell
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The site of the derelict Central Pier could be used to breathe new life into Docklands, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry boss says.

The pier has been derelict for years and will likely need to be demolished.

VCCI CEO Paul Guerra says a redevelopment can open Melbourne up to the Yarra River and cement the city’s place as “an entertainment town”.

He wants to see a gala ballroom space, a mid-sized music venue, a seafood centre and a hotel on the site.

“The AFL have embarked on a remodelling of Marvel Stadium which will add to that entertainment precinct as well, so the opportunity is there, there’s no doubt,” Mr Guerra told Neil Mitchell.

“One of the ideas that’s been sitting around for a while is our very own seafood centre.

“Think about what Sydney have got with their seafood market there, and how cool would that be lining the shores of Docklands Harbour?”

Press PLAY below to hear what Paul Guerra thinks should happen to the Central Pier site

Victorian man Nick has been working on a proposal for the site of Central Pier in Docklands to the state government for three or four years.

He’s designed a building for the site which looks like a fish emerging from the water (picture below).

Nick told Neil Mitchell he wants to see the site house a wet fish market with 40 or 50 hawker stands and a university campus for marine biology.

Press PLAY below to hear Nick’s vision for the site

 

Neil Mitchell
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