Cosy Corner to get a litter cosier

The Torquay community can have a say on a plan to replace the deteriorated timber seawall at Cosy Corner.

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority (the Authority) will upgrade the 160-metre-long timber seawall following the structure’s deterioration from an erosion event in March 2022.

Acting chief executive Andy Mathers said the project will help increase Cosy Corner’s resilience to protect it against coastal hazards as climate change and sea levels rise.

“Local input will help shape future decision making and plans for coastal hazard management and resilience at Cosy Corner,” he said.

“The community’s ideas and values are key considerations as we seek to manage coastal hazards and maintain the public’s access and enjoyment of Cosy Corner.

“We want to create a longer-term solution that ensures public safety, reduces further erosion and does not impact on the adjoining Point Danger Marine Sanctuary.”

Erosion along the seawall had lowered the sand level and further exposed it to the impacts of the ocean, with rock bags placed on site in March last year as a temporary measure.

The project will be supported by a state government coastal erosion preparedness grant and follow the Marine and Coastal Policy 2020 and Victoria’s Resilient Coast guidelines.

The Authority will host community information sessions along Torquay’s Cosy Corner during April, with community members encouraged to have their say by the month’s end.

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