Upgrading the iconic lighthouse lookouts

Split Point Lookout Upgrades | 2016

Project completed | 2016

Upgrades to the existing gravel viewing platform at Split Point, Aireys Inlet were completed in 2016.

The Split Point precinct in Aireys Inlet is one of the highlights of the western Victorian coast.

Combining spectacular coastal scenery, high biodiversity, heritage buildings, beaches, Aboriginal sites and significant geological features.

Construction began in August 2016 to improve coastal access and sustainability and seating at the popular site. Works were completed in November 2016.

The key objectives for this project include:

  • Upgrade the existing gravel lookout with a new environmentally sensitive viewing platform.
  • Conserve and enhance native vegetation in the coastal reserves.
  • Enhance coastal views with an environmentally integrated viewing platform.
  • Protect the adjacent cliffs from erosion.
  • Deliver sustainable and equitable visitor opportunities for people of all mobilities.
  • Ensure visitor safety with new railings and structures.

Project Documentation

Split Point Master Plan | 2008

The viewing platform upgrades were undertaken in accordance with the principles and recommendations of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s Coastal Management Plan and the Great Ocean Road Coast and Surf Coast Shire 2008 Split Point Master Plan.


Upgrading the iconic lighthouse lookouts

Moggs Creek Board Walk | 2016

Project completed | 2016

The timber boardwalk at Moggs Creek underwent a $62,000 redevelopment to improve visitor access and safety.

This project saw the existing timber board walk (which provides access to the coastal reserve and beach) at the site upgraded.  The project aims to:

  • Improve user experience
  • Provide disabled access
  • Improve access and useability for recreational fisherman
  • Improve the facility’s visual aesthetic
  • Provide a structure that is long lasting (and has structural integrity within the coastal environment)
  • Improve safety
  • Provide education/interpretation via signage
  • Minimise impacts on the natural environment

Demolition of the structure and construction was scheduled for late 2015 (in time for peak season), however these works were delayed due to threatened Hooded Plovers nesting nearby. Works commenced at the end of the Hooded Plover breeding season in 2016 and were completed in September 2016.

Media Release

29 September 2016 | Moggs Creek boardwalk improves angler access

The project was supported by funding from the State Government.


Upgrading the iconic lighthouse lookouts

Fairhaven to Eastern View Master Plan

Great Ocean Road Coast is preparing a master plan for the coastal Crown land reserves between Painkalac Creek and Eastern View.

The master plan will address the reserves along a six kilometre long, narrow stretch of beach and dune, between Fairhaven and Eastern View.

It will identify key issues and opportunities for the area, and set out corresponding objectives and actions to address these issues and opportunities.

This plan has a five year timeframe (to 2020) and is intended to be reviewed (and if necessary revised or replaced after that time).

The pace of development in the region and the dynamic nature of the coast means review and revision of parts of the plan may be required before 2020.

Download the plan

Fairhaven to Eastern View Master Plan | 2015

Consultation Report

Feedback on the draft master plan | 2015



A consultation report summarising submissions received on the draft plan has been prepared.

Following extensive consideration of the feedback received, a final plan has been developed. This final plan has now been approved by the Committee to be submitted for Coastal Management Act consent prior to its public release.

The Committee has also recognised the high level of community interest in the iconic ‘Memorial Arch’ precinct at Eastern View.  The feedback received revealed that there are specific concerns regarding management of this highly-visited area such as traffic issues, environmental concerns and pedestrian safety. In response, the Committee has approved the preparation of a specific, detailed, stand-alone plan for this precinct.

The planning process for the Memorial Arch Precinct has now commenced, and details about this project can be found here.



Great Ocean Road Coast Committee

On 1 December 2020 GORCC transitioned to the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority. Please visit: www.greatoceanroadauthority.vic.gov.au.