By Kirra Grimes

THE state government has revised the completion date for its comprehensive coastal erosion study focusing on Inverloch surf beach and surrounds.

A spokesperson for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) confirmed this morning that a consultant had been selected to undertake the Inverloch Coastal Hazard assessment, after tenders closed in August, and work on the study would commence this month.

However, “due to delays resulting from COVID-19” the original estimated completion date of August 2021 has been pushed back to November 2021.

That will be more than two years since the state government announced funding for the study.

The successful tenderer will be announced in the coming weeks, the spokesperson said.