About the project

Consultation is now closed.

We sought your feedback on the two available options for construction of the final stage of a shared pathway on Surf Parade. The final (stage 3b) section is planned to continue from Ozone Street and finish at Goroke Street near the Surf Lifesaving Club. Thank you to all who provided feedback and to those who came to chat to our officers at our drop in sessions.

Due to the extensive erosion impacting the Inverloch coast and State Government led work to manage erosion in this area, it is no longer an option to remove vegetation. As we are unable to remove any further vegetation outside of the road reserve there is not enough space to allow for a path, parking and two-way traffic.

We acknowledge the previous community engagement in 2019 which showed that many respondents wanted parking included with this stage of the path. The inclusion of parking will result in a one-way road for this section of Surf Parade, and as such, we would like to seek further community feedback on the two available options to continue this pathway.

We asked to choose your preference of one of the options for the 2.5 metre wide shared pathway:

  • Option 1 – Allows for parking and one-way vehicle traffic on Surf Parade between Ozone Street and Goroke Street (road traffic to travel west-bound, away from Inverloch)
  • Option 2 – No parking provision. Retain two-way vehicle traffic on Surf Parade.

This section of path will complete the Inverloch Surf Parade shared pathway. The final section is a high priority path in Council’s Tracks and Trails Strategy, and will provide an important link between the Inverloch town centre and the Surf Life Saving Club.

In future years the completed section will connect to the planned Wonthaggi-Inverloch Trail and link to townships and trails across Bass Coast Shire and beyond.

Consultation closed midnight, Sunday 8 October 2023.

We will now review the feedback and take to Council for consideration in February 2024.