Clearing vegetation for the extension of Inverloch’s shared pathway revealed this archaeological find: a sign erected by Bass Coast Shire Council warning against the clearing of vegetation, obviously in the wake of illegal clearing by residents who wanted a sea view.
“Foreshore vegetation plays an integral role in stabilising the dune system from wind and wave action,” the sign reads in part.
Exactly what the South Gippsland Conservation Society has been telling the council in regard to removing vegetation for the pathway.
The sign has been dated to the early 2000s. Since then, the dune face has receded more than 70 metres.