Beach access ramp at Anglesea Family Caravan Park

Beach access ramp at Anglesea Family Caravan Park

Works to upgrade the beach access ramp at Anglesea Family Caravan Park will begin on Monday 28 October 2019.

A large storm swell event damaged the existing concrete ramp in 2017, with GORCC working closely with coastal engineers to design a replacement structure since then.

The new ramp will allow access for users of wheelchairs, prams, bikes and small unpowered watercraft such as kayaks.

The ramp will be built from a non-slip fibre reinforced material and run southwards parallel to the cliffs. The existing concrete will be reinforced and protected from further damage with basalt rock to match the existing coastal protective rock wall.

The works are funded by GORCC’s Capital Works Program and a $150,000 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Coastal Environments Grant Program grant. The project is scheduled for completion by mid-late December 2019.

Closures

During construction there will be no beach access at this location. In addition, beach access from Four Kings car park will be closed for the first week of construction as heavy machinery operates in the area. Traffic management will be in place to direct pedestrians to alternate routes. The Surf Coast Walk will remain accessible with detours in place when needed.

Background

In late 2016, GORCC and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning built a sloping rock wall to address erosion and public safety concerns immediately north of the Anglesea Caravan Park Beach Access Ramp. Community consultation was undertaken as a part of this project and found that the concrete ramp was not suitable for use by larger boats and that Pt Roadknight was the preferred location for launching such craft.

The consultation found that access for wheelchairs, kayaks, prams, bikes and people of all mobility levels was desired by the community. Access for emergency services and stretchers was also found to be highly desirable.

In June 2017 a large storm swell event seriously damaged the existing aged concrete ramp and coastal engineers have now designed a replacement structure. The new structure will make the existing concrete ramp safer plus provide safe access for a range of users.

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