Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park is one of Victoria’s richest heritage sites and its first permanent European settlement and seaport. First constructed in the 1850s, the Point Gellibrand seawall has remained a prominent landmark in Williamstown.

For many residents, a stroll through the beautiful Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park is a part of everyday life, but many have noticed that seawall is deteriorating. Bluestone blocks have started to dislodge, and scouring has collected behind the seawall because of years of wave and wind erosion.

Following geotechnical investigations and consultation with Heritage Victoria and a Maritime Archaeologist, Parks Victoria has engaged Duratec to complete like-for-like repairs and essential maintenance of the seawall, to ensure the Williamstown community can continue to enjoy the promenade at Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park for years to come.

Works are expected to commence in early 2023.

At Duratec, we are passionate about preserving Australia’s rich history and are proud to be involved in projects, like the Point Gellibrand seawall, that focus on the preservation of these assets.