Port Campbell Creek Pedestrian Bridge Works Update

Friday 20 December, 2019

Construction works on the Port Campbell Creek Pedestrian Bridge will cease on-site over the summer peak visitation period before recommencing on 3 February 2020 and is on schedule for completion in May 2020. The new year will see the bridge take form and enable safe year-round connection from the township of Port Campbell to the Port Campbell National Park and Discovery Trail via a new hillside stairway.

The $3.2million project will be the first delivered in the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan inviting locals and tourists to further explore the landscape of the region.

Construction has begun on a timber hillside stairway and will ascend the northern bank with rest points with seating along the way providing picturesque views over the township and harbour. The alignment has been developed to best protect the vegetation and provide an easy climb to the lookout.

During summer work will continue off-site with pre-fabrication of the steel components of the bridge sub-structure and portals. Built with a mix of timber, steel and stainless steel, the bridge will withstand one in 100-year weather events.

The Shipwreck Coast Master Plan is a program to protect the coastline and enhance the visitor experience between Princetown and the Bay of Islands. The Shipwreck Coast encompasses 28 kilometres of coastline in the south-west, attracting more than five million visits a year. The Master Plan will deliver an increase of $254 million in annual spending and create 3,834 Victorian jobs.

The Victorian Government is collaborating closely with the Traditional Owners from the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation ensuring cultural heritage is protected and celebrated at each of the construction sites.

Quotes attributable to Jason Borg, Western Regional District Manager, Parks Victoria


“During the busy summer season, construction will shift focus from on-site to pre-fabrication off-site to minimise the impact to locals and visitors, whilst ensuring the project remains on schedule to open in May next year.”

“The Port Campbell Creek Pedestrian Bridge will provide safe and accessible year-round connection between Port Campbell and the Discovery Trail, Port Campbell National Park, providing new views and experiences for the community and visitors alike.”


Media enquiries

Donna Hillier

(03) 8427 3080 Mobile: 0419 133 979

donna.hillier@parks.vic.gov.au

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