Inverloch - Surf Parade Shared Path - Stage 2
Current Update - February 2021
Council submitted further information to DELWP in December 2020 to support its application for vegetation removal to facilitate the delivery of the Surf Parade Shared Path. DELWP have reviewed this and has met with Council officers on the 18 December 2020 and 12 January 2021 to discuss its application, however, no formal approval under the Marine and Coastal Act has been provided as yet, nor has it been refused.
Council officers continue to work in partnership with DELWP to ensure the shared path can be delivered, taking into consideration recent erosion events. This work is currently underway and Council will keep the community informed of the project’s progress.
The Planning Permit amendment was submitted by Council officers in April and it is now being considered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The Department has made some requests for additional information and officers are currently compiling this information for submission. However, it should be noted that subject to approval being received, the timing of the works may be informed by Covid-19 restrictions enforced at the time.
Submissions to the two proposed design options for Stage 2 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The below historical documents were prepared during the initial planning phase of the project, some of these documents have been updated and will form part of the pending Council report.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.