Further repairs to the Point Lonsdale seawall by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), supported by the Borough of Queenscliffe are under way this week.
The repairs will take 3-4 weeks to complete, subject to weather conditions. Public safety barriers will be in place around the works and pedestrian access may be affected throughout this time.
Senior Environmental Planner, Frances Northeast said: "Recent weather have contributed to erosion at Point Lonsdale front beach.
"Short-term coastal erosion is a normal, naturally-occurring process and all beaches along the coast can be impacted by erosion as sand levels rise and fall," Ms Northeast said.
"The Borough of Queenscliffe and DELWP have been responsive to issues at Point Lonsdale beach and have monitored the location. Contractors completed works on a protective rock structure next to the seawall and cliff cavity infill works in December to manage the public safety risk posed by the cliff overhang.
"The beach is still open for normal coastal uses including surfing, fishing, walking, swimming and surfing," Ms Northeast said.
"There may be less sand to play on with exposed bedrock, bluestone rubble and old wooden groyne pylons now visible. Recent surf carnivals have been moved to other locations due to safety considerations.
"DELWP is preparing sand monitoring guidelines that will help record sand movement to understand short, medium and long-term trends for sand movement at Point Lonsdale.
"Residents and interested groups will be asked to provide regular photos and measurements of sand levels on the beach to enable well-informed decision-making for the future of Point Lonsdale's beaches."
Over the past two years, $310,000 has been allocated by the Victorian Government via DELWP to the Borough of Queenscliffe to works at Point Lonsdale under the Coastal Environments Program.
The Victorian Government will continue to work with the Borough of Queenscliffe and the community on any further works or investigations that are required.
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