Works are well underway for the brand new Anglesea boardwalk at Demons Bluff. Coursing over the unique Anglesea heathland, the boardwalk will make up a 180m section of the 44km Surf Coast Walk, which stretches from Fairhaven to Point Impossible.
Following an engineer’s report, which revealed that cracks in the side of the cliff represented a risk to visitors, the track was re-routed in the interests of visitor safety. The boardwalk will jointly protect the fragile heathland, as well as enhance the visitor experience.
The second stage of the Queens Park Reserve stair upgrade in Lorne is nearly complete. Approximately 150 stone stairs have been installed heading up the hill from the Allenvale Track, which winds along St Georges River, and also includes drainage works to reduce erosion on the tracks. Works are being undertaken by local stonemason Matt Kuit, who has completed another $20,000 worth of stone stair and drainage works.
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) coastal reserves team is working to prepare for the busy peak summer season.
Several major projects have recently completed, while intensive maintenance is underway. From re-gravelling and re-grading carparks to pruning and cleaning, the coast is almost ready for the annual influx of holiday makers and beachgoers.
GORCC Coastal Reserves Manager Rod Goring said ongoing maintenance is an important component of GORCC’s work along the coast to ensure the foreshore areas are at a high standard.
“The coastal reserves team has been undertaking maintenance and upgrades in preparation for the busy Christmas and New Year period,” he said.
Recent work has included:
Voss Carpark pathway (Surf Coast Walk) upgrade.
Elephant Walk precinct works (playground and car park upgrades).
Whites Beach Toilet block completion.
Jan Juc Toilet Block completion.
New seating for Taylor Park, Torquay.
Re-gravelling tracks along Spring Creek.
Trimming and pruning trees along the Surf Coast Walk
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