Narrows Beach was hardest hit through May, with a barrage of large waves breaking the protective timber fence, hastening the collapse of sand dunes and dislodging nearby timber beach access stairs.
The Queenscliff front beach was also noticeably battered, with big swells carving a two-metre sand cliff along the high tide mark between the ferry terminal and pier.
“Part of what we value most about living in the Borough is its spectacular coastline and welcoming beaches. Council is focused on preserving that environment for the benefit of many generations to come,” said Queenscliffe Mayor Cr Ross Ebbels.
“When dealing with acts of nature such as these increased tides, we’re always looking with one eye to the future. This means ensuring repaired the damage, says it has asked the Department of the Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria to assess the erosion.