The $1.95m public pier and breakwater will be located at the junction of Cambridge Road and Victoria Esplanade near the former wharf, adjacent to the public car park. It will provide 24 hour access.

The pier will stretch 105m into the mouth of Kangaroo Bay and will include a 2.5m wide walkway with seating, lighting, and a navigation beacon at the end.

“The pier will improve access for the public to the waterfront and also act as breakwater to reduce and provide protection from waves to Kangaroo Bay,” Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman said.

“It will include protection for public moorings, the public boat ramp, the Bellerive Yacht Club marina and the existing boardwalk infrastructure. It is also another step in the wider enhancement of Kangaroo Bay.”

The pier does not include a ferry terminal or boat berthing capability.

“Ferries will still be able to berth at the existing ferry landing near the pier. Council is working with TasPorts and the State Government on the possibility of a new ferry terminal located near the hotel development approved earlier this year,” Mayor Chipman said.

“We are committed to achieving the best outcome for Kangaroo Bay, for residents, visitors and commuters.”

The decision by Council follows a statutory public exhibition period and a community information session held late last year.

It is expected that the construction of the public pier will take six months to complete once all conditions of the development application are met.

A copy of the report to Council can be found at  for the meeting of 28 May 2018.