Bluestone Retaining Wall

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The unpainted bluestone retaining wall with a rounded concrete capping is situated on the west bank of the Barwon River, between the Ozone Road jetty to the  north and beyond the jetties and former Fishermens' Co-operative sheds to the south.
Construction of the first 100 feet'of the bluestone retaining wall near the Ozone Road jetty was completed in 1953 by the Public Works Department. The stone for  the wall came from the Old Wilson Hall at the University of Melbourne and the work  cost 900.
In 1964-65, a further 750 feet of wall was built, again by the Public  Works Department, at a cost of $22,000. The final 600 feet stretch of wall beyond the   Barwon Heads jetties was carried out in 1966-67 at a cost of $34,000. For this stretch  of wall, the Public Works Department used stone from the former Connewarre State School.
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