Barwon Heads Seawall Reconstruction Project

Who doesn’t love a stroll along the gorgeous Barwon Heads promenade? The Barwon Heads Seawall which supports the promenade is 325 metres long and protects the Barwon heads foreshore. The Seawall was first built in the 1930s and has been rebuilt a number of times since. It is currently in need of repair.

The timber seawall and promenade are recognized as an important coastal protection asset as well as a popular walking and cycling trail used by locals and visitors.

 

Background to this project

In late 2015 we oversaw a project that provided a new 200 metre section of timber sea wall with handrail following significant storm damage to the timber sea wall constructed in the late 1980s.

 

What will happen as part of this construction phase?

Works will be undertaken to replace the southern section of the seawall commencing August 2018. It is anticipated that work will be completed by Christmas 2018.

The south section of the timber sea wall will be reconstructed to have the same features of the section rebuilt in 2016. The promenade will feature horizontal boards and exposed aggregate concrete decking with handrail to fully connect the bluestone tone wall to Barwon Bluff.

 

Funding for this project

The project is expected to cost approximately $600,000 and is funded by Barwon Coast through income generated by caravan park operations and a coastal protection grant through the Department of Land Water and Planning on behalf of the Victorian State Government.

How will my access to the area change?

The promenade will be closed until construction is completed. A alternate walking trail through the caravan park will allow pedestrian access to The Bluff walking trails. At times the beach adjacent to the construction works will also be closed for safety reasons. These restrictions will predominantly take place throughout mid to low tide each day between daylight hours.

What can I do?

Observe the public safety barriers in place, obey all signs and stay behind safety fences. Please keep all dogs on a leash whilst walking through the caravan park.

 

Will I still be able to camp at the Barwon Heads Caravan Park?

Absolutely! There will be very limited camping restrictions in place, however there will be some noise from machinery.

 

We appreciate your understanding and consideration for the duration of the project.

Please contact us on 5254 1118 or at office@barwoncoast.com.au with any queries