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.
Assistant Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park Managers – Wayne and Julie Del Marco
Wayne and Julie join the Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park management team as ongoing Assistant Managers at the busy holiday destination.
Wayne and Julie have spent the past five years managing caravan parks in Forster, including the Happy Halliday’s Caravan Park and Lakeside Resort Forster, in northern New South Wales. Read more
Ray and Jacki join the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park team as Park Managers in March 2017. Together they have worked in a number of caravan parks across Australia including Rockhampton, Coonoomoo and Mornington Peninsula.
Ray has been working in the hospitality and caravan park industry all his life through various operations and management roles over the years. Read more
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee welcomes their new Caravan Park Operations Manager Daniel Aitken to the team.
Daniel joins the management team with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry in Torquay and abroad in the UK. Read more
Our Torquay and Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park management teams have undergone a change in management with new park managers, assistant park managers, commercial manager and marketing communications officer being appointed in the past six months.
The second Bell Street Fiesta is set to explode with a fun filled day of events, activities, stalls and entertainment for all ages as part of the Drink Art Food Torquay (DAFT) Weekend.
The street will come alive on Saturday October 12th with 5 hours of non-stop entertainment for all the whole family. Activities on the day will include:
- Beer, wine and coffee appreciation tastings
- Local produce tastings
- Art Exhibitions
- A Farmers Market
- Fashion parades
- A variety of engaging stalls
- An array of kids activities
The Great Ocean Road Committee (GORCC) is hosting an interactive, environmental education stall at on the day.
Eco-Logic Education and Environmental Services have been comissioned by GORCC to set up the stand which will featuure a range of fun activities for all ages.
Activities include quizzes, ‘Spot the Hoodie games’, story book reading and plasticine fun.
All the fun will take place in Bell Street Torquay, commencing at 11am.
Click Here to check out the weekend program filled with events, activities and entertainment for all ages.
Related blog posts:
|ANGAIR Wildflower Show this weekend (2012)|
|Holiday fun on the coast for all|
Tourism Australia just released a short YouTube video enticing people to visit the Great Ocean Road and a free App to for holiday makers which they say will ensure “you can see for yourself why There’s Nothing Like Australia”.
Check out the video below and the app on their website here and let us know what you think of it!
For more of our blogs on visiting the coast, click on one of the following links.
The forum provided an opportunity for coastal volunteers to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the various land managers and government agencies involved in caring for the coast.
Coast Action/Coastcare supports community volunteer groups involved in caring for Victoria’s coast.
This role encompasses:
- coordinating volunteers for coastal projects
- funding projects through the Coastcare Victoria Community Grants program
- providing boundaries for volunteers
- facilitating volunteer achievements, and
- communicating and sharing ideas to provide connections between the different volunteer groups, projects and stakeholders.
The agency fulfils an important public education role on several levels:
- linking coastal management policy to communities
- helping to find a role for the public in coastal management
- communicating current coastal-related issues, and
- educating the broader community (e.g. children, schools, visitors, businesses) about caring for the coast.
Coast Action/Coastcare also contributes to community capacity building by providing various education and training programs for volunteers and the general public. These include occupational health and safety, leadership, first aid, community forums, field days, workshops and the annual Summer by the Sea summer holiday program.
Provided by Matt Fox, State Coordinator, Coast Action/Coastcare
GREAT OCEAN ROAD COAST COMMITTEE
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee manages 37 kilometres of Crown land foreshore reserves along the Great Ocean Road between Point Impossible (east of Torquay) and Cumberland River (west of Lorne).
Its responsibilities as a land manager are focused on looking after these reserves by:
- protecting the sensitive coastal environment through weed eradication programs and other activities
- building and maintaining an A to Z of coastal facilities, assets and infrastructure – from artwork to zebra (pedestrian) crossings
- controlling commercial and other activities on the reserves through the issuing of leases, licences and permits, and
- contributing to the area’s overall amenity in various ways, such as removing rubbish from beaches and foreshore areas.
The committee also operates caravan parks in Torquay and Lorne, and manages the leases for two other privately operated parks at Anglesea and Cumberland River.
The income generated by the parks funds the committee’s coastal management work with additional income, mainly from State and Federal Government grants, supporting the delivery of various capital works and improvement projects.
Much of the committee’s work is undertaken in partnership with other coastal land managers, State Government and local community volunteer groups who contribute much valuable time and effort to caring for the coast.
Provided by Richard Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Great Ocean Road Coast Committee
Parks Victoria is responsible for managing a wide variety of parks in Victoria as well as the recreational management of Port Phillip Bay, Western Port and the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers
Specifically, the estate includes:
- 45 national parks
- 13 marine national parks
- 11 marine sanctuaries
- 3 wilderness parks
- 25 state parks
- 30 metropolitan parks
- 60 other parks (including regional and reservoir parks)
- more than 2,000 natural features reserves and conservation reserves
- 10,412 formally registered Aboriginal cultural heritage sites, and
- more than 2,500 non-Indigenous historic places.
These assets total more than four million hectares (about 17 per cent of Victoria) – total area of parks and reserves.
As land manager, Parks Victoria’s responsibilities include:
- preservation of natural eco-systems
- Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural heritage protection
- access and visitor facilities
- fire management, and
- education and interpretation.
Funded by the State Government, the organisation comprises locally-based rangers, as well as planners, environmentalists, scientists and managers working at both state and local levels,
Provided by Frank Gleeson, Ranger in Charge – East Otways, Parks Victoria
With Keep Australia Beautiful Week 2010 starting next Monday, 23 August, there’s really no time like the present to focus on the simple things we can each do in our daily lives to reduce the negative impacts we humans are having on our environment.
This year’s event is focusing on public place recycling to help reduce litter on our streets and, for those of us who live and work on the coast, on our beaches, coastal reserves, caravan parks and the like.
Did you know that of the 43.5 million tonnes of waste we Australians produce every year, just over half is recycled while the other half (around 21 million tonnes) still goes to landfill? Did you also know that, although we’re very good at recycling our household waste, we’re not so good at recycling when we’re out and about away from home? This is where public place recycling comes in.
Rather than sending our empty drink bottles, cans, food containers and other recyclable items straight to landfill by consigning them to rubbish bins (or worse, not binning them at all!), from here on in we should each make every effort to recycle them by using public place recycling bins or, if these are unavailable, by taking them home for recycling. How hard can that be?
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has for some years now been working to encourage beachgoers, foreshore users and campers to dispose of their waste appropriately by providing recycling bins in our caravan parks and coastal reserves.
Through our involvement in groups such as the Barwon Regional Waste Management Group and participation in programs such as Waste Wise and Resource Smart, we are also endeavouring to improve our own practices and to educate others by spreading the word (including through this blog).
At the end of the day however, it all comes down to you and your behaviour. What do you do, for example, when you’re enjoying a break at the beach? Do you recycle your recyclables and bin your non-recyclables? Or do you leave them behind for other people to swim in? (Now, if everyone did that, then you have probably been swimming in rubbish too!)
Check out the Keep Australia Beautiful Week website for more information, including tips and resources to help ensure you are recycling right, and to find out what your rubbish is being ‘reincarnated’ into. After all, keeping beautiful starts with you.