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Construction is under way on a rock wall to halt erosion at the popular Raspins Beach Conservation Area on the East Coast near Orford.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said the construction project is a joint effort by the Parks and Wildlife Service, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council and the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources.

"There have been concerns for some time about erosion at the northern end of Raspins Beach which is a popular day use and camping area," Mr Mooney said.

"Engineering advice has indicated that the construction of a rock wall on this section of the beach will offer the most effective solution.

"Construction of the wall has been timed to coincide when the weather and tide conditions are most favourable."

Visitors are advised that the day use area car parks and sections of the beach will be closed while construction is under way and motorists are advised that trucks will be entering and exiting the highway during construction. The cost of construction is about $50,000.

This initiative is part of the State Government's commitment to progressing Tasmania Together Goal 21 - Value, protect and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.