Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
Upgrading The Sorrento Foreshore
Victor P Taffa
Sorrento Foreshore has undergone a dramatic transformation thanks a new $850,000 seawall and the reopening of the iconic Sorrento Baths Café.
New seawall design features coloured concrete steps and creates a new meeting point for people to comfortably sit at the water’s edge.
“The Baths burnt down in October 2015 and the rebuild was carried out without delay, resulting in the new building being completed 12 months ahead of schedule.” Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said.
Six months of works to construct the seawall concluded in December last year, with further landscaping recently completed.
New seawall design, landscaping and reopening of the Sorrento Baths Café improves the look and amenity of the Sorrento Foreshore Reserve by providing a wider promenade and creating more seating and bayside viewing locations.
“Sorrento is an iconic destination for locals and tourists, this new foreshore precinct future proofs this important asset.” Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino said.
A beach renourishment was also completed at Sorrento West Beach last year widening it between the boat ramp and the Sea Road Ferries terminal by around 12 metres.