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Altona/Seaholme Foreshore Works

To keep the Altona and Seaholme foreshore protected for years to come, Council is investing $2.3 million in works this financial year. This important work will safeguard the foreshore from the expected effects of climate change.

These works will offer some valuable recreational features, as well as the highest possible standard in community safety in our public and private foreshore areas. After significant investigation and mapping in recent years, Council has developed a ten year plan for these works that will meet State Government requirements, best practice standards and approvals. A number of the projects along the foreshore have already been delivered in the current and previous financial year or are planned for 2018.

There are some elements to the foreshore project that we want your feedback on;

Please note the feedback period on the above projects closes at 5pm on 28 February 2018.

To receive updates on this project please click on the stay informed button on the top right of this page.



To keep the Altona and Seaholme foreshore protected for years to come, Council is investing $2.3 million in works this financial year. This important work will safeguard the foreshore from the expected effects of climate change.

These works will offer some valuable recreational features, as well as the highest possible standard in community safety in our public and private foreshore areas. After significant investigation and mapping in recent years, Council has developed a ten year plan for these works that will meet State Government requirements, best practice standards and approvals. A number of the projects along the foreshore have already been delivered in the current and previous financial year or are planned for 2018.

There are some elements to the foreshore project that we want your feedback on;

Please note the feedback period on the above projects closes at 5pm on 28 February 2018.

To receive updates on this project please click on the stay informed button on the top right of this page.



  • Raising of the Seawall

    3 months ago

    We will raise the level of the seawall, section by section over the next ten years. New requirements from the State Government mean that all seawalls along foreshore areas need to accommodate for predicted sea level rise and effects of climate change.

    Our iconic seawall will have the same look and design but will be slightly higher.

    We will raise the level of the seawall, section by section over the next ten years. New requirements from the State Government mean that all seawalls along foreshore areas need to accommodate for predicted sea level rise and effects of climate change.

    Our iconic seawall will have the same look and design but will be slightly higher.

  • Drainage Outfalls

    3 months ago
    Drainage outfall extensions and improvements enable stormwater to be carried out to the bay more efficiently by preventing build-up of sand that blocks drainage and creates localised flooding.

    Drainage outfalls have been updated to provide improved drainage and to anchor the sand to the beach as part of our beach renourishment.

    Drainage outfall extensions and improvements enable stormwater to be carried out to the bay more efficiently by preventing build-up of sand that blocks drainage and creates localised flooding.

    Drainage outfalls have been updated to provide improved drainage and to anchor the sand to the beach as part of our beach renourishment.

  • Beach renourishment

    3 months ago

    Our Altona sand is a very fine grain, and through natural tidal patterns, it slowly moves along the foreshore, changing our beaches over time.

    Council’s beach renourishment projects preserve and increase our city’s well-loved beaches by building up the volume and width of our beaches with sand, creating a stronger barrier against natural impacts

    Our Altona sand is a very fine grain, and through natural tidal patterns, it slowly moves along the foreshore, changing our beaches over time.

    Council’s beach renourishment projects preserve and increase our city’s well-loved beaches by building up the volume and width of our beaches with sand, creating a stronger barrier against natural impacts

  • Pedestrian and vehicle beach access points

    3 months ago

    Our foreshore seawall has many gaps (access points) and fragile spots in it that compromise its function and can result in localised flooding during storm events.

    After assessing the condition of 22 of these access points, we will close many of these gaps and provide new and improved access points – including seven accessible pedestrian ramps and two vehicle ramps.

    The pedestrian access points will include a pedestrian ramp, a viewing platform with seating, bluestone seawall and tiered steps. The vehicle access points will include bluestone seawall, tiered steps, possibly a shade structure with picnic tables, a vehicle ramp and...

    Our foreshore seawall has many gaps (access points) and fragile spots in it that compromise its function and can result in localised flooding during storm events.

    After assessing the condition of 22 of these access points, we will close many of these gaps and provide new and improved access points – including seven accessible pedestrian ramps and two vehicle ramps.

    The pedestrian access points will include a pedestrian ramp, a viewing platform with seating, bluestone seawall and tiered steps. The vehicle access points will include bluestone seawall, tiered steps, possibly a shade structure with picnic tables, a vehicle ramp and a truck resting platform.