Next stage for Surf Parade path


Bass Coast Shire Council is extending the shared path along Surf Parade in Inverloch, with works on the next stage starting in early September.

The works follow Council’s decision at the August Ordinary Meeting to construct the next stage of the Surf Parade shared pathway between Ayr Creek and Veronica Street as part of the 2017/18 financial year capital works program.

Council also committed to constructing future stages of the path from Veronica Street to Goroke Street, as detailed in the Surf Parade Inverloch Shared Path Master Plan, and will consider funding for this stage in future budget processes.

Bass Coast Deputy Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said the works were scheduled to be completed before Christmas and in time for the busy summer holidays, weather permitting.

“The path will provide pedestrian and cyclists with a safe, off-road option further along Surf Parade, and is the next step in constructing a path all the way from the centre of Inverloch to the Surf Life Saving Club and the Surf Beach,” Cr Tessari said.

Works will involve:

  • Approved vegetation clearing associated with the pathway works
  • Construction of a 2.5 metre wide concrete shared pathway between Abbott Street and Ayr Creek bridge (about 500 metres)
  • Construction of nearby foreshore carpark located prior to Veronica Street
  • Other associated infrastructure required as part of the proposed works

This $408,000 project is part of Council’s adopted Capital Works program for 2017/18 and is fully funded by Council.

The pathway link is part of the strategic pedestrian bicycle link within the Bass Coast Principlal Bicycle Network (PBN).

The contractor will be notifying and working closely with local residents within this section of road, and traffic control measures including speed reductions will be in place whilst construction works are being undertaken.

There may be some minor delay for vehicles along Surf Parade, and contractors will make every effort to minimise disruptions to motorists, school buses, residents and local businesses.