Successful foreshore protection at Apollo Bay

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) recently announced the successful completion of the $7.4 million Apollo Bay Foreshore Protection project.

According to DELWP, the project has mitigated severe coastal erosion, safeguarding the Apollo Bay foreshore and protecting assets along the Great Ocean Road, including heritage cypress trees, walking path, beach access, foreshore dune area, vegetation and services.

The site will be monitored over the coming years to gauge the project’s effectiveness and to inform ongoing management of the area.

Works included:

  • three groynes comprising around 63,833 tonnes of rock;
  • 675 metres of rock seawall;
  • two heavy vehicle access ramps;
  • one light vehicle access ramp;
  • four wooden beach access stairs;
  • 475 metres of reinstated foreshore path.

The construction of new groynes was followed by sand renourishment to fill the space next to the structures and prevent scouring of the beach to the north, and revegetation works will also take place.

The project was funded by the Victorian Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package and the Victorian State Budget, with works delivered in partnership with the Department of Transport’s South Western Roads Alliance.

Photo: DELWP