MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Anthony Marsh visited Flinders last week to show his support for the Save Flinders Pier campaign.
Cr Marsh said that the pier was a valuable tourist attraction to and should be saved.
The mayor’s comments are similar to those voiced last week by Flinders MP Greg Hunt (“Liberal support for ‘save pier’ campaign” The News 22/2/22).
He also visited the cargo shed historic display, a small museum at the beginning of the pier run by volunteers. The mini museum, dedicated to the history of the pier and its precinct, operates from a restored cargo shed owned by Parks Victoria and established with money from the state government.
Flinders Community Association’s Charles Reis said it was hard to understand why the government would want to demolish the [wooden section] of the pier that the mini museum was established to celebrate.
An application has been lodged with Heritage Victoria for protection of the historic pier and a decision is expected mid-year.