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‘Absolute eyesore’: Great “wall” at the The Pillars goes up in Mount Martha

Neil Mitchell
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The “great wall” of Mount Martha is attracting negative feedback from local residents.

Erected by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council at a cost of $180,000, the wall has been built in an attempt to stop people jumping off the rocks at The Pillars.

Local resident Paul told Neil Mitchell the wall isn’t stopping people anyway.

“Being a local and living two streets away from it, it’s an absolute eyesore,” Paul said.

“What they’ve done isn’t the right thing.

“As they were still erecting the thing, people were still jumping over with six-packs in hand.”

Cr David Gill, Mayor of Mornington said he too jumped off the rocks when he was younger, but the people coming to Mount Martha now don’t know the conditions.

“There are so many people jumping off the rocks, after drinking alcohol, with shallow tides and rocks underneath,” Cr Gill.

“The problem is a safety issue now, we’d have 500 people over the weekend, 500 people standing on rocks, waiting for someone to jump off, into an area that’s unsafe below.

“We knew the conditions but these people don’t.

“We’re trying to stop people from hurting themselves.”

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