The second stage of the Queens Park Reserve stair upgrade in Lorne is nearly complete. Approximately 150 stone stairs have been installed heading up the hill from the Allenvale Track, which winds along St Georges River, and also includes drainage works to reduce erosion on the tracks. Works are being undertaken by local stonemason Matt Kuit, who has completed another $20,000 worth of stone stair and drainage works.
Great Ocean Road Coast’s Coastal Reserves Manager, Caleb Hurrell, has said that the stairs will “help make existing paths less slippery and more user friendly”, with directional signs soon to be installed to guide walkers around the reserve.
As a not-for-profit organisation, all dollars raised through the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s commercial operations are reinvested back into the coastal reserves, caravan parks, and the community. Learn more about the great work our coastal reserves team does here.