Swing Bridge Precinct Project

Swing Bridge Precinct Project

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee commenced works to upgrade the Swing Bridge precinct in August 2019. The works were identified as part of the Erskine River Master Plan to improve the overall landscape character and user experience of the area.

Key upgrades included additional rock beaching around the river mouth to create a continuous edge and prevent erosion, new picnic tables and timber seating, realigned angle parking, landscaping, and regrading and realignment of the pedestrian path along Otway Street.

The removal of local weed Coast Tea-tree (Leptospermum laevigatum) allowed for the realignment of the road, car parking and pedestrian path, and the lower branches of the Cypress pines located along the Erskine River edge were trimmed to create openings and allow further light into the precinct and increase the safety of the area.

The road has been resurfaced with a class three crushed rock – this surface is better suited to the large amount of rain Lorne receives, with the initial dark grey colour set to lighten over time.

All works were completed in late November 2019 and were funded by GORCC’s Capital Works Program.

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