Port Campbell Pedestrian Bridge

Project Summary

Project summary

Touch Projects was engaged by Parks Victoria to manage the development and delivery of three key tourism infrastructure projects along the Shipwreck Coast in Port Campbell.

These projects form Stage 1 of a broader state government tourism initiative that spans from Geelong to Warrnambool.

The three projects include:

  • Port Campbell Pedestrian Bridge
  • Twelve Apostles Lookout
  • Blowhole Lookout

The Port Campbell Pedestrian bridge is one of these three projects and will provide key connectivity from the west side of Port Campbell National Park into the Port Campbell town centre.

This new suspension bridge will provide orbital connection for visitors, hikers and local residents using walking tracks and trails.

…what we did on this project

Touch Projects were engaged by Parks Victoria and embedded within the Capital Projects team to facilitate the design development and procurement of the Port Campbell Pedestrian Bridge in Port Campbell.

This project is part of the Stage 1 of development for Great Ocean Road region that is funded by State government. The project objectives are aimed at improving the visitor experience and amenity and boosting visitor numbers at many of the Great Ocean Road tourist locations.

Our role was to develop the requirements for this project, obtain all approvals and finalise cost plans.

Community & Stakeholder Engagement

Engaging with local businesses, residents and tourism operators was crucial in being able to position the bridge in the optimal location along Campbell Creek. The local surf club, caravan park operators, traders association and residents alike, where extensively engaged to ensure that project designs and objectives where aligned with community and stakeholder expectations.

Project Approvals

Numerous state, local and federal government approvals where required to be sought for this project. The approvals included Cultural Heritage, Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act, Local Planning, and Flora & Fauna Guarantee Act.

Construction Methodology

Construction activities within a National Park adjacent to delicate dunal topography and sensitive waterways will always be challenging. For this reason a construction methodology was developed in close consultation with ecology experts, park rangers and the local Landcare group. This will minimise the environmental effects to the local flora landscape and reduce impacts to native fauna breeding cycles.