Beach access ramp at Anglesea Family Caravan Park

Beach access ramp at Anglesea Family Caravan Park

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is upgrading the Beach Access Ramp at Anglesea Family Caravan Park. The new ramp will be built from a non-slip fibre reinforced material running 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 at this location. The new ramp will allow access for wheelchairs and all mobility levels plus prams, bikes and small unpowered watercraft such as kayaks.

The ramp will be funded by Great Ocean Road Coast Committees Capital Works Program alongside a grant of $150,000 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Coastal Environments Grant Program.

Background

In late 2016 the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee 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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