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Map of Allestree, VIC 3305

Allestree is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is located along the Princes Highway, north-east of Portland. At the 2016 census, Allestree and the surrounding area recorded a population of 128.Allestree is named after Allestree in Derbyshire, England.

Allestree Post Office opened on 9 August 1907 (replacing nearby Bolwarra) and closed in 1971.Within the locality of Allestree is the Convincing Ground where a massacre of aborigines is alleged to have taken place in around 1833.The beaches in Allestree have experienced substantial erosion problems since the port breakwater was lengthened many years ago. The shoreline has receded several hundreds of metres and significant coastal property and infrastructure has been lost.

Glenelg Shire Council hosted the world-renowned oceanographer Dr Kerry Black in 2017 as part of a forum to discuss coastal management trends and issues with representatives from across south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia.

The one-hour session focused on global strategies to protect beaches from erosion, including a detailed focus on regenerating the beaches along Dutton Way and the Port of Portland.

Local residents are hopeful that the Glenelg Shire will help implement Dr Black's recommendations to restore and protect the region’s coastlines from the growing threat of climate change.
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