Taylor Park Master Plan

Taylor Park Master Plan

Taylor Park is situated in the heart of Torquay and provides the main public open space for the town centre other than the beach and foreshore. Managed by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC), Taylor Park’s natural bushland character, stormwater treatment wetlands, network of unsealed walking tracks and sheltered, shady picnic and BBQ areas are highly valued by the local community. The Torquay Bowls Club has occupied a parcel of land within Taylor Park (on the eastern boundary near Fisherman’s Beach) since the 1920s.

Master Plan

The current Taylor Park Master Plan was developed in April 2000 and is due for review and renewal. GORCC is now undertaking a renewal of the Taylor Park Master Plan, to establish a vision for the park, manage pressures, and to guide staged improvements over the next 10-15 years.

Site investigations and initial consultation with Surf Coast Shire, Torquay Bowls Club and Friends of Taylor Park has been undertaken to establish key issues and opportunities for consideration in the development of the master plan. Key themes being considered for Taylor Park include:

  • Ecology and environment
  • Climate change
  • Population, visitation and development
  • Cultural heritage
  • Access and mobility
  • Events and activation
  • Facilities and amenities
  • Torquay Bowls Club expansion.

Torquay Bowls Club

The bowls club site within Taylor Park is leased from GORCC under a 21-year Crown land lease. The club has outlined their future development aspirations to GORCC for consideration as part of the Taylor Park Master Plan project. The proposals are subject to the outcome of community consultation and approvals from GORCC, Surf Coast Shire and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Please see the Torquay Bowls Club fact sheet and master plan below for further detail on the proposals put forward by the club.

Have your say

Throughout January and February 2019 GORCC held nine community consultation sessions across Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Anglesea and Torquay to identify any other issues and opportunities that need to be considered in developing the new master plan for Taylor Park.

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 the draft master plan.

Project documentation