Sandbags under repair

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THERE may be little or no sand left on parts of Portsea front beach, but during school holidays the protective sandbags can be a source of fun. Picture: Gary Sissons

THE Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is repairing the sandbag seawall at Portsea front beach.

Sandbags were installed at the beach in 2010 to try to prevent further erosion.

The pre-summer repair work will not affect pedestrian access to the pier except when trucks are using the pier access lane.

“The sandbag wall was established in 2010 and has since helped protect the Portsea foreshore against the impacts of storm surges, waves, tides and wind,” DELWP Port Phillip regional director Stephen Chapple said.

“The outer layer of the wall is in poor condition, as a result of wear and tear over time. The repair works will see the front face of the sandbag wall replaced to ensure it continues to provide protection to the foreshore.”

Mr Chapple said works would be carried out Monday to Saturday over the next three to four months to minimise any inconvenience during Christmas and January.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 1 October 2019

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