Borough warns of immediate risk

October 17, 2021 BY

The Borough of Queenscliffe has advised DELWP of an immediate public safety risk at Narrrows Beach, also known as dog beach.

THE Borough of Queenscliff has written to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning advising that there is “an immediate public safety risk” at dog beach.

In a recent report, chief executive officer Martin Gill said the council had received a Point Lonsdale Front Beach project update from DELWP which included information about additional data collection, a new study and included a reference to the beach.

Mr Gill said DELWP advised that wave data would help inform a separate study of the Point Lonsdale coastline, including dog beach.

The report said authorities would consider further action “if public safety or assets were at risk in the future”.

“Where possible, natural remediation options will be considered first, such as sand renourishment, the process of physically carting sand from one location to another,” DELWP advised.

Mr Gill said the council had responded to the report by writing to the department and Minister Lisa Neville.

“Council is seeking to work in partnership with DELWP to address the immediate risk by limiting access to the dune face,” Mr Gill said.

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