The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s foreshore rangers are busily assessing the impact of a wild weekend on the coast.
The Bert Alsop Track is a scenic walking track along the Lorne foreshore, linking North Lorne to the town’s centre and offering views across Louttit Bay and is a popular route for cyclists, walkers, and joggers.
Over the past 6 months the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s conservation team has been busy with the woody weed removal that started with the Green Army program in 2016, and the end of 2017 saw all of the woody weeds from the start of the track to the ‘Fat Ladies’ car park removed. This was done with the generous help of a Ford corporate group, LorneCare volunteers, and Great Ocean Road Coast’s conservation and foreshore teams.
Works are well underway for the brand new Anglesea boardwalk at Demons Bluff. Coursing over the unique Anglesea heathland, the boardwalk will make up a 180m section of the 44km Surf Coast Walk, which stretches from Fairhaven to Point Impossible.
Following an engineer’s report, which revealed that cracks in the side of the cliff represented a risk to visitors, the track was re-routed in the interests of visitor safety. The boardwalk will jointly protect the fragile heathland, as well as enhance the visitor experience.
Did you know that the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee manages over 80 beach access points between Torquay and Lorne? Stairs, boardwalks, ramps and tracks that lead visitors to some of the most popular beaches in Australia.
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.
Paul and Karen White have joined the team at the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee as the new Assistant Managers at the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park.
Great Ocean Road Coast Committee staff were left frustrated after a small truck load of rubbish and debris was illegally dumped on the Beach Road side of Taylor Park last night.
Discarded pieces of concrete, bricks and other building supplies were left in Taylor Park on top of mulch and dirt piles the Great Ocean Road Coast use to improve the vegetation at the popular park area. Read more