Barwon Coast deeply regrets any distress it may have caused by the removal of the memorial seat at the Barwon Bluff viewing area.
There had been a landslip at the site earlier last year, requiring the removal of all infrastructure, including picnic tables and seating. A geo-technical assessment was subsequently completed, the safety fencing realigned, with updated infrastructure now being reinstalled.
It was never Barwon Coast intention to remove the seating without consultation; unfortunately, our records from 20+ years ago provided no contact details.
I have this afternoon instructed our operations team to reinstall the seat immediately.
Again, on behalf of the organisation, I apologise for the concern caused.
Gary McPike CEO.