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Inverloch - Surf Parade Shared Path - Stage 3a

Update - August 2021

Council has been given the green light from the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) to continue the Inverloch Surf Parade Shared Path from Veronica Street to Ozone Street (Stage 3a), including almost 80 formal car parking spaces.

While Council now has approval to build this section (from Veronica Street to Ozone St), the CHA needs to be completed before construction can get underway. Council anticipates the construction tender to be awarded in a similar timeframe to the CHA being completed, so construction can start after the Christmas break.

The next stage from Ozone Street through to the Surf Life Saving Club (Stage 3b) is being reviewed which will consider an appropriate design to comply with DELWP requirements.

Submissions to the two proposed design options for Stage 3 of the Surf Parade Shared Path project have now closed.

We're now in the process of collating these comments, and we anticipate this report will go before Council at the August Ordinary Meeting.

In response to a submission to the 2018/19 budget, we included a second option for the path, to include more formalised parking bays.

The below historical documents were prepared during the initial planning phase of the project, some of these documents have been updated and will form part of the pending Council report.

Stage 3 Option 1

Option 1 features an extension of the shared path from Veronica Street to the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club and 20 parallel parking bays, which is a loss of 118 bays currently available as informal parking.

Option 1

Stage 3 Option 2

On top of the extension of the path, Option 2 includes the provision of 138 parking bays. Option 2 will require vegetation removal which is subject to approval from the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP). Under this option, formalised car parking will be provided parallel with Surf Parade along the foreshore side with the shared path. Kerb and channel will act as a barrier between the parking spaces and the pathway and will minimise the required encroachment into the foreshore.

Option 2

Feedback was collected on the two options:

  • via an online survey
  • in person at one of our pop-up sessions:
  • Saturday, 6 April located at the Inverloch Park Run
  • Saturday, 20 April located at the Inverloch Primary School Fete
  • Saturday, 20 April located at the Inverloch Recreation Reserve (Inverloch-Kongwak football game)
  • via email surfparade@basscoast.vic.gov.au

We also held a Facebook question and answer session with Councillors and Council Officers on Tuesday, 16 April.

For more information on the project, contact our Infrastructure Delivery Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.