Work to begin on Eastern Sisters path

WORK has begun on a $1.56 million coastal path and seawall at the Eastern Sister headland connecting Sullivan Bay to Camerons Bight, Sorrento. Initially the focus will be on fencing the construction site and diverting pedestrians around it, with project signs detailing the works.

The headland is at the northern end of Camerons Bight and the southern end of Sullivan Bay. At the top of the cliff is the Collins Settlement Historic site, Victoria’s first official settlement, dating back to 1803. It includes graves, asphalt pathways, monuments and look-outs.

The project will provide pedestrian access around the headland along a 270 metre seawall topped with a two metre wide crushed rock pathway.

The $500,000 contribution from the developer of a five-lot subdivision of 3080 Point Nepean Rd is being used to help finance this project.

A sloping face on the seawall is designed to absorb the energy of pounding waves, with the height of the pathway being laid two metres above sea level. This is to cope with storm tides and predicted future sea level rises.

The works are expected to be completed by the end of September.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 11 April 2017