Pea Soup beach clean-up action

Moyne Shire mayor James Purcell surveys storm damage at Pea Soup beach, Port Fairy.  140710SH02  Picture: STEVE HYNES

Moyne Shire mayor James Purcell surveys storm damage at Pea Soup beach, Port Fairy. 140710SH02 Picture: STEVE HYNES

Moyne Shire Council has estimated it will cost about $280,000 to repair damage caused by storms, with Pea Soup beach receiving the most severe battering.

The scenic coastal indent is littered with smashed timber, which until the June 24 storm had formed a walkway. Rocks were scattered like pebbles. 

Storm damage at Pea Soup beach, Port Fairy.  Picture: STEVE HYNES

Storm damage at Pea Soup beach, Port Fairy. Picture: STEVE HYNES

Council engineers are evaluating the Pea Soup bill before lodging a claim to a special federal-state funding package announced this week.

So far the government fund managers have agreed to fund repairs to Martins Place, Southcombe Park footpath and the Moyne River levee between Griffiths Street bridge and the footbridge on the east side.

Shire mayor James Purcell predicted the application would be lodged next week.

“There’s a fair chunk of the dune gone,” he said.“It had only been replanted late last year and the marram grass was in a fairly advanced stage.”

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