Inverloch,
24
October
2016
|
06:25
Australia/Melbourne

Surf Beach Tower to be removed

The Inverloch Surf Life Saving Observation Tower will be removed due to significant erosion causing the structure to become unsafe and inaccessible.

After several site inspections and discussions with the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) and Bass Coast Shire Council have deemed the observation tower to be a risk to public safety, having been subject to major wave erosion for the past 12 months. While other options were considered, removal is the only viable option, as the structural integrity of the building would be compromised if it were to remain long term.

The tower was designed to be removed should this situation occur, and both Council and DELWP will assist the Surf Life Saving Club to remove the tower.

Council and DELWP have also spoken with Surf Lifesaving Victoria regarding the removal of the structure and service over the summer period.