Works on Surf Parade path delayed

Construction of the Ayr Creek pedestrian bridge and shared path from Abbott Street to Ayr Creek along Surf Parade in Inverloch are scheduled to be completed in September this year.

At the March Ordinary Meeting, Bass Coast Shire Council resolved to commence construction of Stage 1 of the shared pathway.

At the time of writing the Council Report, it was expected that the project would be completed by the end of June.

Council’s General Manager Infrastructure, Felicity Sist, said since the Council Resolution, however, discussions with contractors recommenced and a sub-contractor required for the works isn’t immediately available.

“The sequence of works will be to start with the pedestrian bridge over Ayr Creek, followed by the construction of the foreshore path,” Ms Sist said.

“It has now become apparent that the works for the pedestrian bridge are dependent on securing a piling sub-contractor, who now isn’t available until late July.

“As a result, it is anticipated that construction of the pedestrian bridge will begin in mid-July and is anticipated to be completed in August, followed by the construction of the shared pathway after the bridge works are completed.

“We anticipate that these works will be completed by September.”

The Surf Parade Shared Pathway project is funded by Council as part of its Capital Works Program for 2015/16.