Upgrading central Lorne for everyone's enjoyment

ANZAC Memorial Garden and Lorne Central Foreshore Master Plan

ANZAC Memorial Garden

The ANZAC Memorial Garden project is being completed in line with the overall Lorne Central Foreshore Master Plan. This project aims to establish an ANZAC Memorial Garden in Lorne to increase public understanding and involvement in ANZAC commemorations and to honour those who served in the Australia / New Zealand armed forces.

The ANZAC Memorial Garden hosts around 1,000 people for memorial ceremonies each year. The site is located in central Lorne and redevelopments are being considered in conjunction with the Lorne Central Foreshore Master Plan. The Great Ocean Road Coast is working closely with the Lorne RSL to redevelop the ANZAC Memorial Garden located
on Mountjoy Parade Lorne, as part of the commemoration of the centenary of the end of World War I.

This project aims to:

  • Provide ceremonial space and place of remembrance that incorporates future growth for Anzac day ceremonies.
  • Increase engagement and understanding of the ANZAC story.
  • Provide a multiple use area for picnics and enjoyment of the Lorne open space.

Currently the ANZAC memorial park is a relatively open grassed area with three picnic tables and a ceremonial area consisting of a stone cenotaph, two flag poles and a ceremonial rock. The site requires an upgrade to increase engagement and understanding of the ANZAC legacy, function as a more inviting ceremonial space and maintain public open space.

To see the latest plans for the project including engineering and landscaping plans, click this link.

Lorne Central Foreshore Master Plan

The Lorne Central Foreshore Master Plan was developed in 2015 in consultation with the Lorne community on the future management of the Crown land reserves.

The Lorne Central Foreshore is an area of Crown land bounded by the Mantra Lorne complex, Mountjoy Parade and the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. It includes the Lorne Sea Baths Precinct and skate park. The foreshore is an area of significance socially, economically and environmentally.

Through the master plan process, the previous master plan (completed in 1999) was reviewed, and the current facilities, amenities and landscape assessed.

The main objectives of the master plan are to:

  • Develop a master plan that improves the use and management of the precinct, and provides a vision and plan for the future.
  • Analyse the projected impacts of climate change and coastal processes, and determine a strategy that accommodates these.
  • Develop a stakeholder management strategy to address the issues of the central foreshore area now and into the future.
  • Identify works that will upgrade and enhance the area while considering people’s accessibility, use and enjoyment.
  • Incorporate the key strategies from previous master plans and advisory documents.
  • Consolidate community and stakeholder feedback, and incorporate appropriate elements into a final master plan design.
  • Determine whether any additional opportunities for future use and development exist.

Media Releases

25 January 2017 | Further sessions to discuss the Lorne Foreshore

20 January 2017 | Talking about the Lorne Foreshore

Project Documentation

Issues and Opportunities paper | 2016

Fact Sheet | ANZAC Memorial Garden

Concept Map | ANZAC Memorial Garden

Tender Documentation | ANZAC Memorial Garden

Next steps

The release of the Issues and Opportunities paper is an important milestone in the development of a Lorne Central Foreshore Master Plan, and is part of the first stage of consultation for the planning process.

Consultation on this Issues and Opportunities Paper will occur over January – February 2017. Following this consultation period, all comments will be consolidated into a consultation report.

The timeframe for the project is:

Draft Master Plan | April-May 2017
Final Plan | July-August 2017