Apollo Bay residents are calling for action on erosion along the coastal town’s shoreline before it’s too late.
Rising sea levels and erosion gained national attention last week when seaside homes in Sydney suburbs lost their backyards during a severe storm.
Otway Forum secretary Peter Fillmore said the group accepted the science of climate change and believed rising sea levels would continue to be a problem for the popular costal tourist destination.
“The Sydney storms and Tasmanian floods only confirm Otway Forum’s views,” Mr Fillmore said.
“The only way to seriously address climate change is to phase out fossil fuels and move to renewable energy sources as soon as possible.” he said.
Mr Fillmore said he believed the State Government needed to implement a long-term management plan for the town and consider moving major tourist drawcards, like the Great Ocean Road, onto higher ground.
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