Council awarded a Contract to MAW Civil Marine Pty Ltd to undertake the construction of the Kyowa Rock Bag Seawall. The construction plans for the new coastal protection structure at the Pymble Avenue picnic and barbecue precinct at the Inverloch Foreshore can be viewed under Construction Plans.
The rock bag seawall was constructed in order to protect built public assets from wave erosion. These assets include the barbecue shelter, public seating and grassed open space.
The sandy shores of Anderson Inlet at Inverloch are extremely dynamic. Over time the shoreline has experienced periods of erosion and periods accretion. In recent years, the shoreline at the Pymble Avenue area has eroded at a rapid rate.
Construction of the new 70 metre rock bag seawall.
The rock bag seawall was chosen as the preferred structure type based on recommendation from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). DELWP has preference for a removable structure as opposed to a fixed seawall. This allows for the completion of the current Cape to Cape Resilience Project. The information and recommendations from the Cape to Cape Resilience project will inform the provision of additional coastal protection structures along Inverloch’s eastern foreshore and beyond.
14 Jul 2022
The 70-metre-long rock bag seawall along the foreshore at Inverloch is now complete. This form of coastal protection is a first for Victoria and will help to safeguard the picnic and barbecue area located at the end of Pymble Avenue from the impacts of erosion.