Damaged stairs along Warrnambool's Lady Bay are expected to be repaired by Christmas with $10,000 worth of work set to get under way.
But plans to carry out major upgrades on three beach stairways are already in the pipeline.
Two beach access points at McGennan's car park were fenced off over safety fears when storms and surging tides undermined the stairs.
Warrnambool City Council workers are expected to carry out most of the repair work which is expected to cost about $10,000.
The council said interim repairs to steps and posts would ensure the stairs were accessible and safe over the holiday period.
However, one of those damaged staircases has also been earmarked to undergo a permanent upgrade along with the stairs at Moyjil at the Hopkins River mouth and a third location on Lady Bay.
A decision on the third location is yet to be made.
Tenders have been called for the permanent works which is expected to be similar to the newer stairs near Worm Bay car park.
"Over time this will reduce maintenance costs because these stairs will be better able to withstand the dynamic coastal conditions," the council said.
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