Replacing the stairs at First Surf
The access stairs at Cape Paterson’s first surf beach will be replaced this April as part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s Building and Open Space Renewal Program.
The $80,000 project is being funded by Bass Coast Shire Council, a state government Coastal Public Access and Risk grant, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
The works are scheduled to commence after the upcoming school holidays, in mid April, and will take approximately five weeks to complete, weather permitting. During the construction, beachgoers can access First Surf Beach via the access ramp.
Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explained that because the existing stairs will be demolished and new stairs will be constructed in their place, no vegetation removal will be required.
“The impact on the surrounding environment will be minimal, and the new stairs will ensure the public have a safer experience accessing this beautiful and much loved Cape Paterson beach,” Cr Rothfield said.
Signage will be placed on site to direct pedestrians toward alternative access at the ramp, and to inform visitors about the works.