Point Impossible to Jan Juc Master Plan

Point Impossible to Jan Juc Master Plan

The foreshore area from Point Impossible in Torquay to Jan Juc is an area of Crown land managed by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) – extending for approximately 11.5 km. This is a diverse stretch of coastline ranging from large sand dunes to limestone cliffs, and includes areas of cultural and environmental significance. The coastal reserve forms a part of traditional lands of the Wadawurrung people.

Over the last 50 plus years, the coastline in Torquay and Jan Juc has evolved to become a popular destination for recreational pursuits of residents, visitors and tourists alike, having strong associations with holiday making and beach culture. The foreshore supports important coastal infrastructure to facilitate access to and amenity of the coast, including beach access points, playgrounds, picnic tables and BBQs, car parks, amenity blocks, boardwalks, lookouts and pathways.

The foreshore areas provide the major informal public open space used by residents, and therefore plays a critical role in providing opportunities for social contact, recreation and a sense of place to the local community. It also contains many highly valued community buildings and other facilities, including a boat ramp, sailing club, fishing club, Torquay Common and two Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSCs).

Master plan project

GORCC is currently undertaking a project to produce a new master plan for the foreshore between Point Impossible to Jan Juc. The master plan will provide GORCC and the general community with a vision and plan for managing the reserve over the next 10 to 15 years. The master plan must incorporate community and stakeholder feedback, and identify future opportunities for improvements, including actions that mitigate any identified issues.

The first stage of the master plan development process is to identify issues and opportunities though site investigations and consultation with the public and stakeholders. Issues and opportunities for consideration in the development of the master plan have been identified by GORCC and the consultant team. These are summarised in the Issues & Opportunities Plans (see below).

Have your say

Throughout January and February 2019 GORCC held nine community consultation sessions across Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Anglesea and Torquay. Thank you to all who have participated, the current round of community consultation addressing issues and opportunities has now closed. Feedback received during consultation will help inform the development and design of a draft plan.

Project documentation

Issues & Opportunities precinct plans: