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Repairs and renewals on the way

Repairs and renewals on the way

Friday 29 November 2019

The access stairs at the First Surf Beach in Cape Paterson will be repaired in coming weeks, while footpath renewal works in Wonthaggi are also underway.

The beach access stairs were damaged during a significant storm that hit Cape Paterson earlier this year.

The works are expected to be completed in the first half of December, weather permitting.

The works will involve repairing the undermined footings, strengthening the foundation and stabilising the eroded embankment. The total cost of these works is in the order of $60,000 and is being fully funded by Bass Coast Shire Council.

While the stairs are under repair, beach access will be restricted to the ramp further up the beach. There may also be restrictions from the carpark to this area because of large vehicles and plant operating in this area. Appropriate traffic and pedestrian measures will be put in place and a sign will be erected onsite to inform the community about the works.

Around 800 metres of footpath along White Road, between Sherwood Court and Salvation Lane in Wonthaggi will be replaced, with the project expected to take approximately three months to complete.

These works are funded by Council, through its Footpath Renewal Program and will cost approximately $317,000.

The renewal program ensures exisiting footpath connections are maintained and will continue to provide safe pedestrian access to this area and nearby shopping precinct for many years to come.

These works involve the removal of the existing path and replacing it with a 2.5 metre wide fibre reinforced concrete path.

As part of these works, new concrete may be placed across landowner’s driveways. Access to these properties will be restricted for a four-day period following from when the concrete is poured. This is required to allow the concrete to set properly before any vehicles can use the driveway. Impacted landholders will be contacted individually.

Council appreciates that these projects may present an inconvenience and thanks the community for their patience during this time.

For more information on these projects, visit or contact Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email