Opposition Press Releases


10
Oct

$3 million for rock wall and groynes at Cowes East Foreshore

Opposition Press Releases

Coastal erosion is a major issue on Phillip Island and throughout the Bass Coast.

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will provide $3 million and work with Bass Shire Council to construct a rock wall, replace the groynes, and construct footpath.

The rock wall will help protect the foreshore from further erosion and allow pedestrians to safely walk around the Cowes East Foreshore.

Shadow Minister for Environment, Nick Wakeling and Member for Bass, Brian Paynter have conducted several site inspections, consulted with government departments and local residents prior to this announcement.

The community want action to reduce further damage to their shoreline. The Cowes East Foreshore Action Group have been lobbying for the infrastructure since 2014 and strongly endorse this project.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Environment, Nick Wakeling:

“We must preserve our fragile coastlines so they can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Brian has been a strong advocate for this project and worked hard to make sure this project is funded.”

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