A section of Mount Martha North beach is likely to remain closed over summer, as unseasonal rain and volatile weather further destabilise the cliff at the back of the beach.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is urging members of the public not to enter the roped-off area of beach.
“We are in ongoing contact with the owners of the 49 beach boxes next to the cliff and have let them know it is still unsafe to access their beach boxes,” Council said in a statement.
“The state government has ultimate responsibility for all foreshore Crown land, and we will continue to work closely with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to manage this issue.”
Council said ongoing wet weather had delayed progress on a risk assessment of the beach. The assessment should be completed early in the new year and will inform next steps, it said.
For more information visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/mtmarthanorthbeach.