GORCC welcomes new Coastal Reserves Manager

Caleb Hurrell is the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s (GORCC) latest recruit, joining the management team as the Coastal Reserves Manager.


With more than 10 year’s conservation experience, Caleb is passionate about environmental protection having worked in State Government implementing pest management strategies and teaching Conservation Land Management and Horticulture at Gordon TAFE.

Caleb completed his Bachelor in Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) at La Trobe University, before undertaking his honours studying the effects of habitat fragmentation.

With family in Jan Juc, Caleb enjoys spending time on the coast and in the water, either free diving or surfing.

“The ocean has always been a big part of my life and it’s fantastic to be able to give back to the environment and help preserve these amazing habitats and coastal environments,” he said.


Current coastal reserves works include:

  • The Torquay Front Beach improvements
  • Darian Road carpark redevelopment
  • Anglesea – Surf Coast Walk re-route and Boatramp
  • Moggs Creek Board Walk
  • Split Point Lookout Upgrades

To view the full list of current GORCC projects, visit our website.

Caleb started his role August 1 and is looking forward to the upcoming projects and continuing the vital conservation work GORCC conducts along the coast.

“I feel really privileged to be working for GORCC and to be a custodian of the coast,” he said.

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