Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today announced the next steps that will be taken to address issues facing the Point Lonsdale front beach.

This follows a recent report, released last year, which addressed the best ways to manage the front beach.

After assessing the options, Ms Neville today announced funding to undertake:

  • A community sand monitoring program at Point Lonsdale’s front beach
  • A detailed groyne field design to inform further action about these installations

The sand monitoring program will help determine the fluctuating sand levels and what interventions are needed to prevent sand from being swept away and to best protect the beach.

“We know how much Point Lonsdale residents value their front beach, and this process is about ensuring we get a long-term solution to protect the beach for the community for years to come.” Ms Neville said.

Technical groyne design will be developed, which will consider historical observations about sand movement.

Ms Neville said, “These actions build on measures we have already undertaken to address the issue of sand erosion at Point Lonsdale.” 

Community consultation will be undertaken to gain a broader understanding about community views about the best protections needed to protect the beach.

The information through the sand monitoring program will assess what is the best intervention needed to assist in the design of groynes and barriers which prevent sand from being swept away