CREDIT where it’s due.
The Bass Coast Shire Council has completed a replacement track, down to the surf beach at Inverloch, in record time.
And more than that, the new track is a significant improvement on the previous one, according to Inverloch SLSC President Fiona McMahon-Hughes, and the dozens of other visitors to the beach last weekend.
Despite the cool conditions, last Saturday featured the official start to summer patrols for the surf club and they relished the opportunity to drive their rescue equipment down to the beach, along with the iconic swimming flags.
“Being able to drive on to the beach is a significant improvement and, as well as providing a convenient entry point for beachgoers, the track is also wide enough for ambulances and other emergency vehicles to get access to the beach,” Mrs McMahon-Hughes said.
Erosion of the dune system forced the shire to close the direct access to the beach and while the new track takes a less direct route, it is expected to be more protected from the elements, especially eroding wave action.
Mrs McMahon-Hughes said there had also been some pleasing progress on the patrol tower issue.