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East Beach works continue

WORKS at Port Fairy's iconic East Beach are expected to be complete in time for the start of the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

The beach is currently fenced off from the surf club along to the Beach Street toilet block.

The works began at the start of November and have involved the construction of a new rockwall on this section of the beach.

The Moyne Shire and state government are funding the works, which follow a similar project last year when the rockwall was extended at the northern end of the beach.

While the work on the rockwall at the main section of the East Beach is complete, construction crews have now fenced off the area to finish landscaping work.

Moyne Shire environment team leader Ebony Perrin said concrete was poured this week for a new footpath from the surf club.

She said landscaping of the grass slope was now under way and was expected to be complete before Christmas.

The ongoing works have not put a dampener on the Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club's activities.

The club began its 2013/14 Nippers program last Sunday with a huge turnout for the first day.

Club president Ian Powell estimated 150 children were on the beach taking part in the program.

The surf life saving club began its weekend beach patrols two weeks ago and will continue to monitor the beach over the summer months.

This weekend club members will head to Torquay to take part in the second round of the 2013/14 Australian Surf Rowers League Series.

Port Fairy is one of 20 clubs from across the state which will be represented at the Torquay event.

The Shearwaters surf boat crew will be in action along with individual members who will be competing.

 

ANTHONY BRADY 2013 ARTICLE: East Beach works continue, 12 Dec, 2013 12:30 AM. [The Moyne Gazette online]. Available at www.moynegazette.com.au [Accessed 17 December 2013]
ANTHONY BRADY 2013, IMAGE: Port Fairy Nippers go about their business with machinery lined up on East Beach in the background.. [The Moyne Gazette online]. Available at www.moynegazette.com.au [Accessed 17 December 2013]