Mount Martha North Beach has been a favourite of many families living in the area for generations. In recent years, there has been movement of the sand from the beach, erosion of the toe of the cliff and subsequent instability of the cliff face.

Late last year, following community concerns, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (MPSC) conducted a community meeting to present the assessment undertaken by coastal engineers, Water Technology in 2017. The research highlighted issues about the environmental impacts affecting Mount Martha North and the region around Balcombe Creek more broadly.

Senversa was engaged by the DELWP to undertake a geotechnical assessment of the cliff at Mount Martha North and prepare engineering designs for construction of the rock revetment to protect the toe of the cliff and reduce the cliff movements in collaboration with AW Maritime. For more information on the project, please contact John Piper at Senversa’s Melbourne office.