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Lorne Swing Bridge

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has engaged Oldfield Consulting as their Project Manager for the major refurbishment of the ageing Lorne Swing Bridge. The project involves replacing the bridge deck, towers and foundations with new components. The design has been focused to replicate, as close as possible, the visual appearance of the old bridge, which has been closed for some time due to its deteriorating condition. The new bridge was opened in March 2014.

Timelapse Lorne Swing Bridge 3rd March 2014

Port Phillip Bay Beach Renourishment

Oldfield Consulting has been engaged by the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries to prepare detailed design for the renourishment of three beaches around Port Phillip Bay. Blairgowrie West beach, Sorrento beach and Fishermans Beach in Mornington will be widened by placing imported sand onto each beach. Where necessary, anchoring structures such as timber or rock groynes might be used to extend the design life of each renourished beach. The primary objectives of the DEPI beach renourishment program are to improve the amenity for beachgoers, and to provide protection against erosion of foreshore areas which are particularly prone to erosion from wave and wind action. The project commenced in mid-2012 and will be completed in 2014. To date, the Blairgowrie beach works have been successfully completed.

Blairgowrie and Sorrento Beaches – Renourishment

Oldfield Consulting has been engaged by the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries to prepare detailed design for the renourishment of two beaches around Port Phillip Bay. Blairgowrie West beach and Sorrento beach will be widened by placing imported sand onto each beach. The construction works at Blairgowrie were successfully completed in 2013, with Doug Oldfield assuming the Superintendent’s role for Contract administration. Design for the Sorrento renourishment has been completed and works are expected to start in the middle of 2014.