Loch Sport erosion concerns are set to be addressed

Erosion has long been a concern for locals who walk along footpaths at the eastern end of Loch Sport, but recently announced funding from the state government will go toward a path realignment. File photo
Erosion has long been a concern for locals who walk along footpaths at the eastern end of Loch Sport, but recently announced funding from the state government will go toward a path realignment. File photo

LOCH Sport Foreshore Committee of Management will receive $48,000 from the state government to realign a foreshore walking track at Seagull Drive and The Boulevard.

The works are one of the projects sharing in $500,000 in Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants, where 12 coastal Crown land managers will receive grants of up to $80,000 each to develop and implement projects that reduce coastal risk and improve public access.

Funding will also be used for works such as renewing fencing, rebuilding access tracks, repairing coastal structures, geo-technical risk assessments and coastal erosion mitigations.

Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D'Ambrosio said the grants would make coastal environments and beaches safer, while supporting local jobs.

"Those who manage our coastline across Victoria play a vital role in ensuring the community can access and enjoy this beautiful part of our state safely, both now and into the future," she said.

The Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants program is funded by the government through the $2.7 billion Building Works package.

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