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Bridge foundation works to begin 13/05/2013
Remedial works will commence on the foundations of the Lorne Swing Bridge to ensure the iconic structure is preserved into the future.
Minister approves coast plan 10/4/2013
A five year management plan for 37km of coast along the Great Ocean Road has been approved by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith
Draft released for bowls redevelopment 5/3/2013
The redevelopment of the Torquay Bowling Club is one step closer with a draft plan for the precinct released for community consultation.
Major coast rehab complete 13/3/2013
Federal Member for Corangamite Darren Cheeseman today announced the completion of is the largest single biodiversity conservation project ever conducted along the Great Ocean Road.
Swing Bridge closed for structural investigation 5/3/13
The Lorne Swing Bridge is temporarily closed as GORCC prepares to undertake further structural investigations following an initial engineering report.
Great Ocean Road Coast Committee now seeking voluntary members 21/1/13
Skilled, voluntary committee members are now sought as part of an expressions of interest process.
Point Grey ideas released for comment 16/1/13
Preliminary ideas for the Point Grey Precinct Plan have been released for public comment as the planning process moves into the second stage of consultation.
Erskine River precinct planning underway 16/1/13
Have your say on the future management of Lorne’s Erskine River Precinct. A masterplanning process is underway for the Erskine River Precinct in Lorne and GORCC is seeking your input.
Surf Coast marine algal bloom breaking up 30/11/12
The marine algal bloom off the surf coast shore between Torquay and Lorne is breaking up and has moved well out to sea.
Marine algal bloom reported off shore on Surf Coast (28/11/12)
(Department of Sustainability and Environment Media Release): Marine algal bloom has been reported off shore between Bells Beach and Lorne along the Surf Coast.
Coast connections at student forum 23/11/12:
Students from four regional schools came together to celebrate a year of coastal conservation achievements at an environmental forum held in Torquay today.
Consultation begins on future of Pt Grey precinct 21/11/12
A planning process for the Point Grey Precinct in Lorne is now underway and GORCC is looking for community input as part of the first phase of consultation.
Precinct popular as summer approaches 8/11/2012
The newly redeveloped Fishermans Beach precinct is proving popular as Torquay heads toward peak season, and the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is calling for all patrons to share the area safely.
First steps taken on coast walk 4/11/2012
The Surf Coast Walk is officially open following a three year, $1.35 million redevelopment resulting in a 44km, world class walking track along the Great Ocean Road.
Facility under construction at Pt Impossible 22/10/2012: Point Impossible will soon boast a new public toilet, with construction on the facility about to begin.
Story of a walk 22/10/2012: The Surf Coast Walk is one step closer to launch as a suite of interpretive and informative signage is installed along its length, bringing the track to life.
Fishos fee system replaced (17/10/2012): Former ‘boat launching fees’ at Fishermans Beach car park are to be replaced by a new ‘trailer parking fee’ system, while normal car parking across the precinct will remain free.
Tallent on coast for launch (5/10/12): London silver medallist Jared Tallent will step out on the coast in November as part of
celebrations to mark the completion of the Surf Coast Walk redevelopment.
Hoodies sighted as protection battle continues (14/9/2012): Trials are underway on a nest protection initiative and volunteer monitors are being sought as Victoria's first Hooded Plover breeding pair of the season is spotted at Pt Roadknight.
Planned Taylor Park upgrades underway (11/9/12): Work to establish three picnic areas with views over the wetlands in Taylor Park is underway as part of the implementation of the Taylor Park Masterplan.
Community notice: Car park surface upgrades underway (3/9/2012): Works to seal the Cosy Corner car park and sections of the Fishermans Beach car park are underway in order to enhance the useability and amenity of the sites.
Safety key as walk nears completion (16/8/12): With the redevelopment of the Surf Coast Walk nearing completion, GORCC is calling for everyone to share the path safely.
GORCC Budget announced (26/7/12): GORCC has announced in excess of $6.5M in expenditure to be spent on caravan parks and the coast this financial year, with additional grant funding to be expended on special projects.
Climate change report released (9/7/12): A report forecasting the potential impacts of and guiding future responses to climate change on our coast has been released.
Pt Grey planning process to commence (28/6/12): A planning process to identify suitable development options for the Point Grey precinct in Lorne has commenced.
Coast guardian program launched (8/6/12): GORCC has officially launched a new program for regional schools focused on environmental education and stewardship.
Draft Coast Plan Released (28/5/2012): GORCC has released its Draft Coastal Management Plan (CMP) for public comment.
O'Donohue access construction underway (8/5/12): Construction of new access stairs to the beach at the O'Donohue Road car park by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) is underway with the structure expected to be completed by June.
800K upgrade for caravan park (12/4/12): An $800,000 electrical infrastructure upgrade to the Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park will begin in May as part of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee's (GORCC's) ongoing Caravan Park Improvement Masterplan.
Minister opens $2.8m Fishermans Beach precinct 5/4/12: (From the Minister for Environment and Climate Change): Environment and Climate Change Minister Ryan Smith today officially opened the Fishermans Beach Redevelopment project which has delivered a new community, tourism and recreation facilities on the Torquay foreshore.
New facility for Pt Impossible 27/3/12: A new public toilet is proposed for Point Impossible, with the plans for the facility now open for public comment.
Funding boost for coast conservation 8/3/12: $629,000 in funding has been secured by GORCC for the conservation and rehabilitation of 13 significant sites covering 177 hectares between Point Impossible and Lorne over five years.
O'Donohue access rebuild to begin 29/2/12: The access stairs to the beach at the O'Donohue Road car park near Anglesea will be reinstated by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee thanks to funding from the Department of Sustainability and Environment.
New manual for cultural heritage conservation 23/2/12: An Aboriginal Heritage Conservation Manual for Crown land reserves between Torquay and Lorne launched today will provide a foundation for the protection and conservation of cultural values on the coast.
Community notice: Works near Torquay Sundial 10/02/12: The Torquay Lions Club, with the assistance of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is currently redeveloping the area around the Sundial in Torquay.
Predators trapped in trial: (8/02/12) The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) in partnership with Jan Juc Coast Action is commencing a fox trapping program in Jan Juc.
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