Tuesday, 21 May 2024
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East Cape Boardwalk reopens

East Cape Boardwalk reopens

After four years of waiting, the East Cape Boardwalk has finally reopened.
Last Thursday, rumours surfaced that local contractors, Built QA, had completed the boardwalk at East Cape in the nick of time for the Easter long weekend and school holidays. 
The first section of the East Cape Boardwalk was destroyed during the 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires and the process to getting it constructed has been drawn out due to regulatory issues and compliance, with the structure originally expected to be completed by Christmas 2020.
Work began in May 2022 to rebuild the boardwalk, but was quickly halted, and up until last week, the iconic walk was left to the elements.
"We were thrilled to hear that it was going to be open for Easter," the Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry said.
"The East Cape Boardwalk is one of the key tourism pieces that we have really missed in the district since it was destroyed following the Black Summer Bushfires. 

IMAGE: East Cape Boardwalk officially reopened last Thursday, with locals and visitors heading to the beach to check out the rebuilt structure. The boardwalk was significantly damaged in the Black Summer Bushfire four years.

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