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Planning

Coastal Projects To Benefit The Bellarine Community

Beachgoers on the Bellarine will have safer access to coastal areas thanks to the Victorian Government’s $500,000 Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants program.

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville MP, today announced $50,000.00 for Barwon Coast Committee of Management, for works to renew Hodgson St beach access with a pedestrian ramp.

A total of 12 coastal Crown land managers will receive grants to develop and implement projects that reduce coastal risk and improve public access.

This funding will be used across the State to support important works such as renewing fencing, rebuilding access tracks, repairing coastal structures, geotechnical risk assessments and coastal erosion mitigations.

The Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants program is funded by the Victorian Government through the $2.7 billion Building Works package that is supporting jobs and investment across Victoria and helping local communities bounce back from the economic impacts of the Coronavirus.

Through the Building Works Package, the Government is delivering more than $11 million to safeguard marine and coastal environments from the impacts of climate change, including $3 million for coastal infrastructure in Apollo Bay.

For a full list of grant recipients, visit https://www.marineandcoasts.vic.gov.au/grants/coastal-public-access-and-risk-grants.