Lions keep path project moving

The Beachport Rivoli Bay Lions Club recently continued its footpath project which extends from the Outlet from Lake George to Glen’s Point.

The project spans a total distance of 1.4km and in the latest work Lions members laid a 75m concrete footpath from the jetty to the War Memorial.

Club publicity officer David Snook said the project involved the removal of lawn, excavation of some sand and the boxing up with timber to screed the cement.

“In addition, repairs were made to the existing wooden sea wall and construction of a new retaining wall alongside the new footpath,” he said.

“The cost of the project was $3500 and the Lions spent roughly 350 man hours to complete this section of the overall project.

“Unfortunately, an unscrupulous person or persons stole 12 redgum capping sleepers from a storage area which were three days away from being needed.

“This theft added to the cost, as the Lions Club had to replace them with pine sleepers.

“The capping not only gives the project a finished look, but also doubles up as a seat from which tourists and locals alike, can view the Southern Ocean and any water activities that might be happening at the time.

“Visitors to Beachport and locals alike have said to those working on the project how fantastic the new footpath and retaining wall look.

“It has certainly enhanced the foreshore immediately in front of the rotunda.”

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