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BASS Coast Shire Council will soon
start works to protect the Inverloch fore-
shore from further erosion.
The works will be conducted at a site opposite
Grandview Grove, about 100m east of the Inverloch
Works will include construction of an 80m rock
seawall, installation of drainage infrastructure, re-
moval of redundant concrete pipes, and a clean-up of
rubble and deadwood from the beach.
Council’s general manager sustainable develop-
ment and growth, Allison Jones, said the works were
required in response to wave erosion experienced at
the site over several years, resulting in the loss of
“If left as is, even more public land is under threat
of being lost to the sea. This includes the overflow
parking for the boat ramp, a grassed open space and
a road way,” Ms Jones said.
“The crushed rock road that services the overflow
car park has already had to be moved inland previ-
Inverloch resident Kathy Roberts, who cam-
paigned for the unsightly rubble to go, including
through a past story in The Star, welcomed the
“This particular part of Inverloch is extremely
popular with tourists and well frequented by locals.
The inlet will look beautiful and be an area we can
be proud,” she said.
“Thanks to The Star and the locals for their sup-
port in bringing this erosion and debris to the notice
of the council. Thanks also to the council for its posi-
tive reaction in finding a solution to everyone’s con-
Erosion has also impacted on the function of the
stormwater drain and outlet at the site, with a series
of concrete pipes damaged, leaving them redundant
on the beach.
The works will include removal of these pipes
and construction of a new stormwater drainage out-
fall into the rock wall.
Council will also clean up rubble, debris and
deadwood from the beach.
Ms Jones said some of the rubble was placed by
former land managers to protect against previous
erosion, however this had become unsightly.
“Much of the deadwood is the result of coastal
tea-tree being lost to erosion and the local commu-
nity has expressed concern over the untidy and dan-
gerous state of the site,” she said.
“This is an opportunity to clean up a high profile
area of the Anderson Inlet foreshore.”
In order to undertake works, part of the foreshore
will be closed to the public, including the grassed
area used for overflow car parking for boat ramp
user. The works have been planned for the quieter
winter when this overflow boat ramp car parking is
The $101,200 project has been jointly funded by
a council contribution of $90,000, and a State Gov-
ernment 2014-15 Coastal Environments Program
grant of $11,200.
The works will begin in late May with the deliv-
ery of large rocks to the site. Construction works will
start from early June and are anticipated to be fin-
ished by end of July, weather and tides permitting.
For further information about the works, please
contact council’s Infrastructure Delivery Department
on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.
BERRYS Creek Hall will celebrate a
major milestone this week as the com-
munity asset turns 60.
Hall committee president Kevin Dowling said
the town epicentre has provided locals with a wel-
coming place to socialise over the years.
“This Sunday we will be hosting a celebration at
the hall for members of the public to come together,
mingle and share memories of the hall,” he said.
“The hall has been used for many different events
over the years and it will be great to see people shar-
ing old photos and memories from the past.”
Berrys Creek Hall was erected in 1956 to replace
the old school building on Berrys Creek Road after
it burnt down in the early 1950s.
“Since it was built, the hall has been home to
the CWA, the netball club, badminton, cards, dance
events, indoor bowls and countless other organisa-
tions and events,” Mr Dowling said.
“Now we host international food nights, Melbourne
Cup events, and Halloween and Christmas parties.”
Vice president Allister Dowling said the hall has
always been used for social gatherings as a way to
unite the township.
“Earlier this year we hosted the first ever Berrys
Creek clearing sale, which proved to be a massive
success,” he said.
“Given its success we will be looking to host the
event every two years from now on, adding to the
hall’s lengthy repertoire.”
The hall is likely to receive some upgrades to
its facilities over the next few years, if the Dowling
brothers have their way.
“We are currently negotiating with the Depart-
ment of Education to use the land on the side of the
block next to the hall,” Allister said.
“We are looking to put in a car park which can
hold 50 cars. It will be a major convenience for
guests at future events.”
The Berrys Creek Hall 60th celebrations will run
from 1pm until 4pm this Sunday, May 22 and after-
noon tea will be provided.
Big birthday: from left, Kevin and Allister Dowling are set to celebrate this weekend as the
Berrys Creek Hall marks its 60th milestone.
Big bash for hall birthday
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