DELWP reviews seawall options at Narrawong
THE Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is reviewing options for the replacement of the seawall at Narrawong.
DELWP Barwon South West land and built environment regional manager Greg Leece said the existing timber seawall was no longer providing the recreation reserve with adequate protection from erosion and sea level rise scenarios.
“Future mapping indicates the reserve will be partially inundated by 2030 and completely inundated by 2070, based on a 0.8m sea level rise scenario by 2100,” he said.
“DELWP is investigating replacement options for the seawall to ensure the new structure offers suitable protection to prevent erosion of the reserve until potential inundation occurs.”
Mr Leece said updates would be provided to the Narrawong community once a contractor is appointed and the project progresses to construction.
He said the department had invested around $700,000 at the camping and recreation reserve since taking over the management of the site in August 2016 in projects such as an upgrade to the septic tank system, a new footbridge and fishing jetty.
He said DELWP continued to work with Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority, the Glenelg Shire Council and the Narrawong community to address current and future challenges at the reserve.