Erosion fix moving ahead

January 26, 2022 BY

A $7.4-million project to combat coastal erosion at Apollo Bay is near completion. Photo: SUPPLIED

WORK on a $7.4 million project to address coastal erosion at Apollo Bay is progressing but is set to continue beyond summer.

The state government has finished another rock groyne north of Apollo Bay, near Marriners Lookout Road, and has installed safety signage there and at and two 70-metre groynes that were built last year during stage one of the project.

Crews have also finished reinstating 475 metres of walking paths and two vehicle access ramps.

Work is continuing on a 630-metre rock seawall along the Apollo By foreshore north of Milford Street that is expected to finish by March, before revegetation begins at the site to round out the project’s second stage.

The work is aimed at addressing coastal erosion impacts at Apollo Bay and its surrounds following regular and extensive erosion in recent years.

“The government has invested $7.4 million for new infrastructure in Apollo Bay to manage the impacts of erosion due to large storms,” a government spokesperson said.

“The existing sea wall has been extended and three rock groynes, designed to capture sand as it drifts along the beach, have been built.

“These new structures will protect the foreshore and the iconic Great Ocean Road from coastal erosion.”