Bass Coast Shire awarded a contract to SR Excavations Pty Ltd to carry out the Surf Parade Pathway Stage 3a from Veronica Street to Ozone Street in Inverloch. These works were carried out as a part of Council’s adopted 2021/2022 Capital Works Program.

Construction of this shared path began in February 2022 and was completed in June 2022.

  • This project was undertaken as part of Council’s Aspirational Network Pathway Plan 2016 and Active Bass Coast 2018-2028 which allows the increasing accessibility and connectivity among the growing suburbs and encourages an active life style in the community which is a continuation of the surf parade pathway under the Principle Bicycle Network (PBN) plan.
  • Through this project, Council aims to continue a vibrant and safe pedestrian and cycling path, implement a pedestrian priority along Surf Parade. The shared path will provide safe off-road pedestrian access to and from a known area of concern in regard to vehicular / pedestrian conflict due to the popularity of the area and vicinity of the Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club Inverloch Surf beach and the RACV resort.
  • Stage 3A runs from the end of the last section of the path at Veronica Street and will conclude at just past the Ozone Street intersection at a length of 580 metres. In addition to the 2.5 metre concrete path, fencing, retaining walls, bollards and landscaping, there will be a provision of 75 constructed parallel parking bays in this section.
  • This next stage of the Surf Parade shared path brings Council closer to completing its Wonthaggi – Inverloch Rail Trail and will further complement the existing infrastructure along the beautiful Inverloch foreshore for local residents and visitors. The ‘big picture’ plan envisages an alternative mode of transport from Inverloch to Cowes – Phillip Island via Wonthaggi using existing rail trails / shared pathways. In essence, providing an option to travel from one side of the Shire to the other entirely using a separate off road route.

This project was fully funded by Council and cost in the order of $905,000.

  • Approved vegetation clearing associated with the shared pathway works. All approved permits/consents were secured.
  • Construction of a 2.5-metre-wide concrete shared pathway between Veronica Street and Ozone Street (about 580 metres).
  • Construction of pavement, fencing, retaining walls, landscaping, minor drainage and all other ancillary works.

Construction Photos

Alignment of Stage 3a

map of path