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Source: GHD, DELWP

Andrews government rules out re-routing Great Ocean Road at risk of erosion

The Andrews government has ruled out re-routing key sections of the Great Ocean Road that experts say are at risk of being washed away within years.

Expert reports commissioned by the government have warned that the heritage-listed road is “at risk” and could be “compromised” within five years at locations around Apollo Bay.

In a recent report, engineers GHD raised re-routing of the road as a long-term option. The report followed dramatic erosion at Apollo Bay and neighbouring Mounts Bay in 2017 and 2018.

But Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio has ruled out the move, flagging that other options - including groynes and other structures - were more likely instead.

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