Media releases from the coast

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There’s always a lot happening on our 37 kilometers of coastline. Discover recent projects, updates and more in the media releases below.

For all media enquiries contact David Petty, Community Engagement Manager, Great Ocean Road Coast Comittee on david.p@gorcc.com.au or 0437 557 960. Photos are available on request.

Current media releases

23 October 2017 | Local leadership the key to Point Grey – Lorne Redevelopment

Last Friday, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee chaired the last of three meetings of the Point Grey – Lorne Redevelopment, Project Steering Group.

25 September 2017 | Point Grey – Lorne, Redevelopment stop, spend and stay

Last Friday, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has chaired the second of three meetings of the Point Grey, Lorne – Redevelopment Project Steering Group, comprised of representatives from Committee for Lorne, Great Ocean Road Tourism, Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning, the Friends of Queens Park, Lorne Business and Tourism Association, Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club and Surf Coast Shire.

14 September 2017 | Great Ocean Road Coast Committee announced as finalist in 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has been announced as a finalist in the Government category for this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Coast Guardians program.

5 September 2017 | Coast Guardians celebrate conservation

Around 140 students from four local schools will get together in Torquay tomorrow to celebrate their commitment to coastal conservation at the annual Coast Guardians Forum hosted by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC).

15 August 2017 | Progressing Point Grey in Lorne

Last week saw the first meeting of the Point Grey, Lorne – redevelopment Project Steering Group.

20 July 2017 | Make your selfie a safe one: Feedback sought on options for the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is seeking feedback on an Options Paper for the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch Precinct, Eastern View.

17 July 2017 |   Land managers working together for waste management (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee and the Surf Coast Shire Council have joined forces for a combined waste management contract, which will commence services in the Surf Coast area, including the coastal reserves and caravan parks between Torquay and Lorne.

29 June 2017 | Teddy’s Lookout re-opened (Word version)

The iconic lookout at Queens Park, Lorne is now open after a $17,000 stone stair upgrade to replace the aged timber steps connecting upper Teddy’s Lookout to the lower lookout was completed last week.

6 June 2017 | Works commence at Queens Park lookout (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee will commence work at Teddy’s Lookout on the stone stairs which connect the upper lookout to the lower lookout from Tuesday 13 June.

2 June 2017 | Wet weather closes vehicle Tip Rd access to Point Impossible (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee have temporarily closed vehicle access at Tip Rd to the Point Impossible Beach car park.

17 May 2017 | Community call to protect Jan Juc woodland (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is calling on the community to help put an end to the damage caused by illegal party sites in threatened Moonah woodlands along the coastal clifftops at Jan Juc.

8 May 2017 | Works complete stairway to Fairhaven (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has completed $40,000 of upgrades at Fairhaven Beach, following the completion of the second set of stair upgrades at the access point known as Mad Max’s.

16 March 2017 | Community feedback sought for Torquay Front Beach projects (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has commenced consultation around proposed works to address and safe access erosion issues on the Torquay Front Beach.

1 March 2017 | Great Ocean Road Coast invests in community projects (Word version)

Five community and volunteer groups are set to benefit from the annual Great Ocean Road Coast Committee Coastal Grant program with $10,000 going to projects that protect, enhance and increase community connections to the coastal environment.

25 January 2017 | Further sessions to discuss the Lorne Foreshore (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee will host two further drop-in sessions at Lorne Foreshore on Thursday, 9 February 2017 2.00pm – 4.00pm and Saturday 18 February 2017 9.00am – 11.00am following successful session at Erskine Paddock.

20 January 2017 | Talking about the Lorne Foreshore (Word version)

Next Wednesday 25 January, Great Ocean Road Coast Committee will host a drop-in sessions at Erskine Paddock, Lorne, between Mantra and the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park.

11 January 2017 | Time to have your say in boat ramp usage (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is calling for community members to have their say on local boat ramps to help guide the future management of these sites.

11 January 2017 | Hoodies face unfair fight in the dunes (Word version)

Vulnerable beach-nesting Hooded Plovers are struggling for survival this breeding season with hundreds of footprints spotted near the nesting and dune areas in Point Roadknight in Anglesea.

Past media releases

29 December 2016 | Great Ocean Road Coast Committee prepares to take back management of Anglesea Family Caravan Park (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is determined to maintain current standards at the Anglesea Family Caravan Park and retain what visitors love most about it, as it prepares to assume management at the site.

19 December 2016 | Take care around Surf Coast cliffs (Word version)

Pedestrians and beach users are encouraged to take care near cliffs along the Surf Coast following heavy rain in winter and spring.

13 December 2016 | Works underway to repair erosion damage at Anglesea access ramp (DELWP media release)

Work has started on a project to repair the Anglesea Caravan Park beach access ramp and surrounding land, which has been undermined from severe coastal erosion

8 December 2016 | Splitting the difference for great views at Aireys (Word version)

Your next Great Ocean Road selfie is within arm’s reach at Airey’s Inlet with the completion of the Split Point lookout upgrades.

6 December 2016 | Illegal campfire in Lorne (Word version)

Great Ocean Road Coast, CFA and Surf Coast Shire Council have issued a warning to illegal campers after an illegal campsite at the Quarry Reserve, between Five Mile Track and Erskine Avenue, Lorne sparked safety concerns after a campfire was left smouldering last week.

16 November 2016 | Point Roadknight erosion update (Word version)

Strong winds last Sunday night have seen a Moonah tree at Point Roadknight, Anglesea, fall into a fenced off area in front of an eroding cliff.

13 October 2016 | Escaped campfire at Steps in Jan Juc (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, CFA, Victoria Police, and Surf Coast Shire have joined forces to remind people of the dangers of fires in dunes and remnant vegetation along the Surf Coast.

10 October 2016 | Darian Road carpark now open following weather delays (Word version)

The Darian Road, Torquay carpark has been completed and is now open for public use following project delays from poor weather.

29 September 2016 | Moggs Creek boardwalk improves angler access (DELWP media release)

A new boardwalk has improved access to the beach for recreational fishers at Moggs Creek, between Fairhaven and Eastern View on the Great Ocean Road.

12 September 2016 | Have your say on new tracks and signs at Queens Park (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has been working closely with the Friends of Queens Park to upgrade tracks and signage in the park. Feedback is now being sought on the proposed track routes, names and the new visual style and logos for the park.

7 September 2016 | Coastal Guardians celebrate conservation (Word version)

Students from four local schools will celebrate their commitment to coastal conservation on the Surf Coast at the annual Coast Guardians Forum hosted by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC).

16 August 2016 | Look out for new views at Aireys Inlet (Word version)

A new viewing platform will be constructed to sensitively complement previous upgrades in the area, including the new all-abilities accessible lookout next to the Split Point Lighthouse.

10 August 2016 | New camp kitchen and amenity block for Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park (Word version)

Works will commence this week to renovate the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park camp kitchen and amenities block.

8 August 2016 | Surf Coast Walk re-routed at Anglesea due to safety concerns (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has re-routed 400 meters of the existing Surf Coast Walk at Demon’s Bluff, Anglesea, following safety concerns.

26 July 2016 | Great Ocean Road Coast Committee 2016-17 budget announced (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) 2016-17 budget has been announced with both coastal reserves and caravan parks receiving significant investment over the next financial year.

9 June 2016 | Anglesea Caravan Park Information sessions (Word version)

Where: Anglesea Community House, 5 McMillan St, Anglesea VIC
When: Session 1 between 12.00-2.00, Friday 10 June. Session 2 between 4.30-6.30, Wednesday 15 June. RSVP to info@gorcc.com.au.

17 May 2016 | GORCC to manage the Anglesea Beachfront Caravan Park in 2017 (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee will take on the operation of the Anglesea Beachfront Caravan Park at the end of the current lease, 1 December 2017, after a select tender process did not find an acceptable proposal for the value of the site.

9 May 2016 | Decades of work celebrated as Coastal Reserves Manager retires (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s (GORCC) Coastal Reserves Manager Rod Goring is retiring at the end of the month after 22 years of coastal management.

3 May 2016 | Community input sought to help map the future of Point Roadknight (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is undertaking a master planning project with the community for the Point Roadknight precinct in Anglesea.

27 April 2016 | $330,000 open space upgrade to commence at Darian Rd (Word version)

Geelong-based business Harcom Pt Ltd has been awarded the contract for the Darian Road car park redevelopment in Torquay.

26 April 2016 | Last chance to #SaveTheHoodie and WIN! (Word version)

This week is the final chance to enter the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s (GORCC) ‘Save the Hoodie’ campaign, a local initiative to encourage beachgoers to support the survival of the threatened beach-nesting shorebird.

18 April 2016 | Students seek surf-side conservation (Word version)

A group of year 9 St Joseph College students experienced the coast in all its glory last Friday as part of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s (GORCC) Environmental Education program

22 February 2016 | Last chance for feedback on Torquay sea wall and pathway works (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Commitee (GORCC) is seeking feedback on the proposed Torquay Front Beach sea wall and path works in a final round consulation.

5 February 2016 | Darian Road car park plans released (Word version)

A final plan for the redevelopment of the foreshore car park at the end of Darian Road, Torquay has been released by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) with works expected to start in mid-2016.

19 January 2016 | Hoodies Hatch! 6 chicks on Surf Coast (Word version)

6 threatened, Hooded Plover (aka ‘hoodie’) chicks have hatched on the Surf Coast and everyone is urged to look for signs, keep dogs away and give them space.

12 January 2016 | Conversation commences for arch precinct plan (Word version)

GORCC has released and is seeking feedback on a paper identifying issues and opportunities for the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch Precinct at Eastern View.

9 November 2015 | #SaveTheHoodie and win (Word version)

Monthly ‘hoodies for hoodies’ and surf package up for grabs: Local businesses Go Ride a Wave (GRAW) and Ghanda Clothing Torquay have thrown support behind this year’s #SaveTheHoodie campaign in an effort to encourage beachgoers to support the survival of a threatened local species.

5 November 2015 | Green grants up for grabs (Word version)

$10,000 in funds is now available for groups looking to protect and enhance the coastal environment as part of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s (GORCC’s) annual Coastal Grants Program.

1 September 2015 | New lookout boasts iconic views (Word version)

The new Rocky Point Lookout has been officially opened in Jan Juc, marking the completion of a $200,000 project funded by the RACV in conjunction with the Torquay Golf Club.

7 August 2015 | Fishos deck trial announced (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has approved a short term trial of a ‘pop-up’ food and beverage outlet on the upper deck of the Fishermans Beach Precinct in Torquay.

24 July 2015 | EOI process announced for Anglesea Family Caravan Park (Word version)

GORCC is inviting Expressions of Interest for the operation of the Anglesea Family Caravan Park.

20 July 2015 | MR_GORCC_Budget_Announced GORCC budget announced (Word version)

The GORCC 2015/2016 budget has been announced with both coastal reserves and caravan parks to see significant investment over the next financial year.

5 May 2015 | Iconic Teddy’s lookout restored (Word version)

Teddys Lookout in Queens Park, Lorne has been rebuilt and is once again open for use after it was damaged by fire last month.

29 April 2015 | $1k in prizes for local ‘hoodie’ winner (Word version)

15 year old Torquay local Harry Breer has won $1000 of prizes in the GORCC ‘Save the Hoodies’ photo competition.

14 April 2015 | Teddy’s Lookout closed following fire (Word version)

Planning begins for rebuild of iconic Lorne facility.

6 February 2015 | Combined forces in feral fight (Word version)

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee and Surf Coast Shire are partnering to boost fox control programs in an effort to protect native coastal wildlife.

2 February 2015 | Last chance for input on coastal projects (Word version)
Three Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) draft coastal plans are currently on display with the consultation period on each draft plan set to close on 22 February 2015.

8 January 2015 | Save the Hoodie campaign launched across Surf Coast (Word version)

A campaign to ensure the survival one of Victoria’s most vulnerable birds has been launched with $1000 in prizes on offer to those who help to spread the Save the Hoodie word.

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