Apollo Bay Erosion Management
Development of Hazard Management Strategies for Apollo Bay
In the winter of 2011 short term coastal erosion on the western coastline of Victoria was widespread (see associated Short-term Erosion Summer 2011/2012 fact sheet for more information). Along the Apollo Bay coast impacts included loss of sand and vegetation, exposure of important infrastructure and in some areas too much sand was deposited.
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) undertook a study to improve understanding of coastal hazards and the risks they pose to the foreshore. Hazards include impacts from storms, sediment and atmospheric processes.
The study will equip our foreshore managers, the Otway Coast Committee and stakeholders (Barwon Water, VicRoads and Colac Otway Shire) with a management plan to respond to hazards as they occur and help the coastline to be more resistant to change.
DSE appointed Water Technology Pty Ltd to undertake the study and develop the Coastal Hazards Management Plan.
What is the study area?
The study area is from Marengo to Skenes Creek. This includes the foreshores from Marengo to Point Bunbury and Apollo Bay to Skenes Creek.
For further information on the works please contact:
Anthony Alfirenko, General Manager, Otway Coast Committee on (03) 5237 6577
Emily Davies, Environmental Planner, DELWP on (03) 5220 2025