Council is now in the final stage of realising its Surf Parade Shared Path Masterplan (2016) as it plans to deliver Stage 3b from Ozone Street to Goroke Street (Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club).
Inverloch has experienced numerous environmental challenges in recent years, with our beautiful coastline being greatly impacted by erosion. To proactively plan for managing changes to the coastline, a Regional and Strategic Partnership (RaSP) has been developed. Led by the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action’s (DEECA), we are one of ten partners working together to address ongoing and future coastal erosion and inundation impacts.
The path is within the Cape to Cape Resilience Project parameters (Cape Paterson to Cape Liptrap) and has undergone a Coastal Hazard Assessment (CHA). Stage 1 of the CHA is now complete, and Stage 2 (September 2022 to June 2023) considers some adaption options for the Cape-to-Cape Resilience Plan. Learn more at: www.marineandcoasts.vic.gov.au/coastal-programs/cape-to-cape-resilience-project
As a result of the extensive work completed in Stage 1, combined with Council’s commitment to the Cape-to-Cape Resilience Project and climate emergency, it’s acknowledged that minimising the reduction of dune and vegetation removal is important for this section of the path.
Parallel parking along this section of the shared path has been removed from the initial design to minimise the impact on foreshore area.
Recommendations from the Cape-to-Cape Resilience Project include minimising the reduction of dune and vegetation removal. To meet this recommendation Council will re-align the path to place the shared path within the road reserve whilst maintaining two-way traffic.