A LONG term plan to strengthen protective walls along the Beleura cliff at Mornington will be investigated following community anger over the path’s deterioration and sudden closure.
Friends of the Beleura Cliff path community group with Mornington Peninsula councillors, council staff and engineers last Thursday (28 September) to hear when the popular path will reopen (“Anger at closure of pathway” The News 27/9/22).
Group spokesman Peter Nicholson said it was good to know the council was “putting on its running shoes” to reopen the path before summer, but disappointing that action was not taken earlier to prevent further erosion of the path.
He said while the engineering company Stantek had told the group that technical risk factors underpinned the recommendation to close the path, the report had still not been released and councillors were also being “kept in the dark”.
Nicholson said the friends group was also disappointed a temporary by-pass track had not been allowed so the path could still be used while repairs are carried out.
Peter Nicholson’s view of the gravity of the situation is included with Letters.