Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve External Upgrades

The Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve contains some of Victoria’s most important Indigenous, military and natural maritime heritage areas. Through careful restoration and improved accessibility, we can protect the important history of this site for future generations.

At the Special Meeting of Council on 7 September 2022, Council awarded Q Constructions the contract to complete a full external restoration of all four P1 huts at the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve.

This decision has been made after months of planning and assessment conducted in collaboration with Heritage Victoria, DELWP, and the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners. The main aim of the restoration works is to make the area safe by removing asbestos in and around the buildings, enabling Council to remove the fences which restrict access to the site.

Stage Two of the restoration works are now underway. This phase of the project includes restoration of defence structures, upgrade of the areas around the lighthouse, electrical upgrades, and the installation of accessible pathways.

Council held an Expression of Interest process calling for community members to be involved in the Project Control Group (PCG) that oversees Stage 2 works. The PCG comprises two Councillors, representatives from DEECA and local community members Andrew Sutherland and Max Lazarus. In addition, representatives from Wadawurrung Traditional Owners have been providing guidance throughout the process.

Accuraco has been appointed as the Project Manager and is leading the Project Control Group through the initial design and procurement processes.

The project is expected to be completed by the middle of 2024.

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