Erskine Paddock Landscape Plan

Erskine Paddock Landscape Plan

This project arose through a group of concerned Lorne community members – primarily parents using the Erskine Paddock playground and surrounding area with their children.

Due to the poor view lines and numerous hiding places around the site’s perimeter, community members were concerned about children’s safety in the heavily treed area. Further improvement suggestions of the community have been considered in developing a landscape plan for Erskine Paddock.

Following initial consultation over summer 2017, GORCC have finalised the draft concept for the landscape plan which aims to maintain open space and the existing landscape character, consistent with the Erskine River Precinct Master Plan, but also update and improve this local park area for daily use.

Some of the proposed elements include:

  • Replacing the ageing play equipment and old bike path with nature-based play features and a new track play feature
  • Installing new BBQ, picnic and other seating
  • Landscaping around the perimeter
  • Addition of gravel path along Otway St edge and a pedestrian link across Cypress Ave to improve circulation around paddock area and connections with other path networks.

Have your say

Please review the concept plan and have your say by filling in our survey, or visit us at one of our upcoming community consultations:

Saturday 12 January, 9am-2pm: Pier to Pub
Wednesday 16 January, 9am-12noon: Lorne foreshore – ANZAC Memorial Garden
Thursday 24 January, 9am-12noon: Lorne foreshore – adjacent to SLSC carpark

Friday 18 January, 9am-12 noon: Anglesea foreshore – Shark Park
Sunday 20 January, 9am-12noon: Riverbank Market

Thursday 17 January, 4-8pm: Nightjar Festival
Wednesday 23 January, 9am-12noon: Torquay Front Beach

Sunday 27 January, 9am-12noon: Aireys Inlet Market

Project documentation: