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 Committee staff, environmental volunteers and local students have been busy this winter helping rejuvenate the coastline through planting, conservation works and repairs, ensuring the coast remains in good condition all year round. Read more
Kim Hammond is the latest to join the Great Ocean Road Coast team as Foreshore Ranger for the Lorne reserves.
Kim is a qualified carpenter who has worked as an estimator for building new homes and extensions, holding a very diverse role before joining the Coastal Reserves Team on the Great Ocean Road. Read more
It was National Volunteer Week from May 8-14 and to celebrate, our staff donated their manpower to help remove thousands of invasive weeds from the Queens Park reserve in Lorne. Read more
Students today. Volunteers tomorrow. As part of National Volunteer Week (8-14 May 2017) we are celebrating all our wonderful environmental warriors, including the armies of students that care for the coast each term.
More than 470 students have participated in our Environmental Education Program in Term 1 alone, with over 1,400 students experiencing the hands on learning last year. 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
Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s Coastal Reserves Manager Caleb Hurrell is urging the community and holiday beachgoers to be aware of their surroundings, particularly around beach access ramps on the coast. Read more
It’s been fun all summer long with more than 50 environmental education activities run with campers of all ages at the Torquay and Lorne Foreshore Caravan Parks.
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has been conducting the free activities as part of their camper activity program throughout January. Read more
Teams of dedicated locals help start the New Year the right way with their annual beach clean-up post New Year’s Eve festivities.
The Torquay Lions Club and LorneCare environmental group have spent the first day of the year for the past 10 years removing litter and debris on the foreshore areas in Torquay and Lorne after late night celebrations. Read more
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is calling for community members to have their say on local boat ramps to help guide the future planning and management of these sites. Read more