Development Victoria’s order to Close Central Pier Came Suddenly, Urgently, But after years of warnings!

Shocking Revelations!

Investigations by Age Reporter Chris Vedelago (special interest Crime and Justice) uncover evidence that the Tenants and Customers of Central Pier were placed at unnecessary and potentially catastrophic risk.

For the full story on the investigation by Chris Vedelago click the following link:
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/central-pier-closure-came-suddenly-urgently-but-after-years-of-warnings-20210119-p56v6o.html

“the public and users of Central Pier are exposed to what we believe to be a high risk of structural collapse”

Hyder Consulting to VicUrban, March 4, 2011

“investigations undertaken have identified that Central Pier is more dilapidated than previously considered”

Ronan Mellan (Development Director at Development Victoria) to Brad Ostermeyer (Department of Economic Development), July 19 2018

“due to the deterioration of the structural integrity of the pier, there is a significantly heightened risk to users including the general public from a catastrophic failure”

Email from KBR to Landlord, November 28, 2018

Breaking

Dear Supporters of Central Pier, we bring to your attention the latest developments regarding Central Pier and the unexpected closure.

Friends of Central Pier in conjunction with the Tenants have been working diligently to progress this matter both within government circles and relevant stakeholders.

In this context we bring to your attention “explosive” revelations that Development Victoria had knowledge as far back as 2015 that Central Pier was unsafe LONG before they called the emergency evacuation.

Additionally, Victorian Legislative Council Member for Northern Metropolitan MS Fiona Patten MLC has advocated for a parliamentary inquiry into the closure of Central Pier.

“Victorian Legislative Hansard 2nd February 2021 Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (11:21): Thank you, Minister. This has been going since 2013, as I mentioned. After the abrupt closure there was a request to WorkSafe that they conduct an investigation, and this was requested by the tenants at Central Pier.

WorkSafe said that there was no need for this despite the fact that there had been an emergency evacuation of this place. I appreciate that you will look into this, and I definitely ask that you now launch an investigation into how this occurred.”

Shocking REVELATIONS!

Chris Vedelago, an investigations reporter for The Age has discovered startling facts that the closure of Central Pier was foreseeable and preventable.

Most importantly it appears from the documentation and report that the tenants and customers of Central Pier were placed at unnecessary risk.

Friends of Central Pier are now bringing these matters to the attention of the relevant Minster and Members of Parliament and calling for a parliamentary inquiry into these explosive revelations.

For the full story on the investigation by Chris Vedelago click the following link:
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/central-pier-closure-came-suddenly-urgently-but-after-years-of-warnings-20210119-p56v6o.html

THOUSANDS OF LIVES WERE PUT AT RISK BY DEVELOPMENT VICTORIA EVERYDAY ON CENTRAL PIER - WE NEED A PARIALIAMENTARY INQUIRY TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH 

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