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AustraliaVictoria’s famous Great Ocean Road at risk of washing away

10:45  11 january  2019
10:45  11 january  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Victoria records its lowest road toll on record, but with 214 deaths last year, is it realistic to have a goal of no fatalities? The Great Ocean Road is a stunning Key sections of the Great Ocean Road are at risk of being washed away , raising safety fears and calls for the Andrews government to reroute

Victoria ' s famous Great Ocean Road is now home to a new wall. (9NEWS). But sections of the iconic Victorian surf coast could be falling away with rising sea levels and flooding contributing to dramatic erosion. A report recently handed to the state government by leading coastal geomorphologist Neville

Parts of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road are at risk of washing away, prompting calls for the government to reroute parts of the popular tourist track.

New studies warn the national heritage-listed road could be compromised within five years due to erosion caused by flooding and rising sea levels.

One of Australia’s most spectacular coastlines, the popular tourist destination is visited by more than five million people a year.

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But sections of the iconic Victorian surf coast could be falling away with rising sea levels and flooding contributing to dramatic erosion. Key sections of the Great Ocean Road are at risk of being washed away , raising safety fears and calls for the Andrews government to reroute parts of the

It’s world famous , but parts of Victoria ’ s iconic Great Ocean Road are at risk of simply washing away . Erosion is beginning to take its toll as the ocean eats into the historic coast drive, which is visited by more than five million tourists a year. New studies are warning the heritage listed road is at risk

But sections of the iconic Victorian surf coast could be falling away with rising sea levels and flooding contributing to dramatic erosion.

Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road at risk of washing away © 9News sections of the iconic Victorian surf coast could be falling away with rising sea levels and flooding contributing to dramatic erosion.

A report recently handed to the state government by leading coastal geomorphologist Neville Rosengren and engineer Tony Miner has recommended urgent action to protect the foreshore of Mounts Bay, next to Apollo Bay.

“We want action not just temporary band-aid solutions,” Peter Fillmore, secretary of the Otway Forum community group, said.

“We see the tide get more intense every year it's washing away the costal walkways and threatening the road.”

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The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I

Key sections of the Great Ocean Road are at risk of being washed away , raising safety fears and calls for the Andrews government to reroute parts of the world-recognised tourist road . New studies of dramatic beach erosion around Apollo Bay over the last two years highlight the mounting problem of

The state government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars nourishing the back beach with tonnes of trucked in sand acting as a buffer, but the sand has continually been stripped away.

Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road at risk of washing away © Shutterstock Twelve Apostles by the Great Ocean Road in Australia. Storms in the middle of last year saw part of the Apollo Bay landform erode by five metres in seven weeks.

The government started building a half-a-million-dollar rock retaining wall to combat that in October.

Two recent reports say the solutions need to be replaced by engineered structures like groyne, and even the costly realignment of the Great Ocean Road in some places.

But the government says that won't be happening.

Climate Change Minster Lily D’Ambrosio said the "road will be in place, it's been in place for one hundred years, and will remain in place for many many decades to come.”

Pictured: Grandfather, 65, who died after he was pulled unconscious from the ocean while competing in the Pier to Pub swim race.
A 65-year-old man has died after he was pulled unconscious from the ocean while competing in a swimming event in western Victoria.

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