Works resume on town centre project
Published on 12 February 2024
Works have resumed on the Port Campbell Town Centre project after a break over the peak summer period.
Landscapers have marked out the next series of garden bed walls and fenced off the centre of the foreshore after completing the first section at the Lord Street end.
Coastal Ward Councillor Jamie Vogels said the foreshore was taking shape but was still very much a work in progress.
“There is quite a bit of fill to go in after the limestone walls are finished, so they won’t be as high as they are appearing at the moment,” Cr Vogels said.
“Once the foreshore is finished there will be new picnic areas protected by the walls and raised native garden beds, as well as more seating along the walls.”
Works at the Rocket Shed near the pier have also started, with Council rehabilitating the retaining walls for Parks Victoria around the shed and a new pebblecrete footpath to replace the yellow brick pavers to the shed.
Limestone walls (similar to the foreshore) will create terraced seating along the grassed area next to the shed, while still allowing plenty of grassed area for people to relax on.
Cr Vogels said the works would make the area more accessible for people to sit and enjoy views of the pier and bay.
“The rehabilitation of the Rocket Shed landing will see the existing retaining walls replaced and pavers rehabilitated.
The old wall was starting to collapse and the pavers had become uneven making it unsafe.
“The timber and pavers used will match the former timber structure that was around the Rocket Shed,” he said.
The next focus will be Tregea Street with parking bays converted to 90 degree angle, new kerbing, accessible parks, road resurfacing and tree planting along the caravan park side.
Cr Vogels encouraged residents to call into the site office (the hub) at 34 Lord Street from Tuesday to Thursday, 10 am-4 pm if they had any questions.
“There is a full set of detailed construction plans and drawings in the site office and Project Manager Aaron Huttig can go into further detail with anyone who wants to know more about the works,” he said.
He said the nature of the project meant that designs were subject to change due to a number of construction reasons.
“The final plan on the website is a fairly basic illustrated guide to the project, while more detailed plans are on display in the hub windows at 34 Lord Street,” Cr Vogels said.