AIDA has expressed significant concern to the shire about the 1400 mm high fence (cypress pine bollards joined by two strands of rope) erected on the Painkalac Valley side of the newly-installed concrete path that runs along the Great Ocean Road between the shops and Lialeeta Road in Fairhaven. AIDA’s view is that the fence adversely impacts the view of the Painkalac Valley.
The shire responded that a barrier is a requirement (by our reading it is a recommendation) under the Austroads design guidelines for a shared path when there is a sloped batter or drop off as found in this section. Furthermore, the shire stated that the requirement of a barrier was reinforced by VicRoads when they approved the pathway design.
STOP PRESS: As of early September the fence has been demolished – the posts have been pulled out and the rope removed.