BASS Coast Shire Council will finally clean up an eyesore along
Inverloch’s foreshore after lobbying by agitated residents.
Concrete rubble, include slabs with steel reinforcing protruding
and broken pipes, are now sitting on the beach below the boat ramp
The ugly sight has infuriated residents who believe the mess is
a blight on the town’s reputation as a holiday destination and
spoiling Inverloch’s inlet beach.
Rubble has even been washed further down the beach and visitors
have even cut their feet on the sharp rock.
Council will finally act to clean up the mess, despite some
residents calling for action for a long time.
Resident Henry Sedelies was furious.
“I’m aware this is called the new Inverloch tip which is exactly
what it is,” he said.
“They used to dump bricks and rubbish there four years ago. It
should be cleaned up.”
Another resident, Kathleen Roberts, was also incensed.
“If I did this (dumped rubbish) I would be fined severely,” she
“It’s worse than ugly now because it will break down and ruin
Her husband David Roberts said, “They have to put bluestone in
there like they used to.”
Council’s manager of sustainable environment Deirdre Griepsma
said, “Council acknowledges the area looks unsightly and requires
“Council has been seeking funds for some time to improve
revetment walls in the area, and has had ongoing discussions with
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
regarding funding to undertake works.
“Council has allocated funds to construct a rock revetment wall
at the site which has been subject to wave erosion. Council is
currently designing this wall and will then seek necessary
approvals, including consent from the DELWP.”
Council expects construction works will start in early 2016
after the holiday period.
“This will include removal of unsightly rubble........