The coast is changing in response to natural processes including landslips, coastal storm surges and weather events.

This is affecting sections of Portland coastal cliffs and Dutton Way sea wall.

Sections of cliff from Andersons Point to Nuns Beach have had slips and may be currently unstable. Signage and fencing is in place to let the community know about this issue.

New technical studies have identified further risks to public safety posed by this erosion to the clifftops and cliff face along the beach and provided new information on the condition on coastal protection infrastructure.

DELWP and Glenelg Shire Council are releasing the reports to provide community with the facts about the challenges facing the cliffs and Dutton Way revetment areas.

We’re taking action now, but want your input on the areas of greatest concern and importance to you.

Reports & Feedback

You can download PDF or Word versions of the two reports here. If you would like a copy of the appendices, please contact us.
What We Heard
PDF (225.58 KB)
Portland Coastal Stability Report
PDF (645.04 KB)
Portland Coastal Stability Report
MS Word (1.18 MB)


How often do you visit the coastal area between Nuns Beach and Andersons Point in Portland?
What are the priority areas you would like to see accessible long-term?
Did you know that due to safety concerns, beach access from Nuns Beach to Anderson Point via Whalers Point is currently closed?
For high-risk areas, would you like to see new signage explaining the risks and the removal of existing fencing or new permanent fencing installed to prevent access ongoing?
Which areas of the Dutton Way seawall are of greatest concern to you?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

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