The project to replace a section of failing seawall adjacent to the Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park is scheduled to commence in April.
Initial works will include replacing a 200-metre section of the seawall with a new precast concrete wall and galvanised piles. The new wall will be constructed one metre in front of the existing seawall, which will be left in situ.
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Mendy Urie said the project will provide higher flood protection for the foreshore and will greatly improve amenity of both visitors and Mallacoota residents with the provision of a new shared path that will be 2.2m wide.
“The path will replace vehicle access along Panoramic Drive adjacent to the works, between amenity block number 5 near the main wharf and the base of the hill leading up to the camp kitchen,” Cr Urie said.
“The major works will commence after the school holidays on Monday, April 19.”
The project, costing $1 million, is being co-funded by Council and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). Council awarded the construction to local contractor Jarvis Norwood.
The works will cause some level of disruption and parts of the foreshore and Panoramic Drive will be inaccessible. The Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park is currently contacting affected guests and will continue to liaise with visitors.
“This project will be an important contribution to the park’s assets, and we look forward to the completion of these initial works by end of August 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience during the construction,” Cr Urie said.