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For media enquiries contact David Petty, Community Engagement Manager, Great Ocean Road Coast Comittee on 0437 557 960.

Recent media releases:

Works commence at Queens Park lookout (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee will commence work at Teddy’s Lookout on the stone stairs which connect the upper lookout to the lower lookout from Tuesday 13 June.

Wet weather closes vehicle Tip Rd access to Point Impossible (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee have temporarily closed vehicle access at Tip Rd to the Point Impossible Beach car park.

Community call to protect Jan Juc woodland (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is calling on the community to help put an end to the damage caused by illegal party sites in threatened Moonah woodlands along the coastal clifftops at Jan Juc.

Works complete stairway to Fairhaven (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has completed $40,000 of upgrades at Fairhaven Beach, following the completion of the second set of stair upgrades at the access point known as Mad Max’s.

Community feedback sought for Torquay Front Beach projects (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has commenced consultation around proposed works to address and safe access erosion issues on the Torquay Front Beach.

Great Ocean Road Coast invests in community projects (Word version)
Five community and volunteer groups are set to benefit from the annual Great Ocean Road Coast Committee Coastal Grant program with $10,000 going to projects that protect, enhance and increase community connections to the coastal environment.
 
Further sessions to discuss the Lorne Foreshore (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee will host two further drop-in sessions at Lorne Foreshore on Thursday, 9 February 2017 2.00pm – 4.00pm and Saturday 18 February 2017 9.00am – 11.00am following successful session at Erskine Paddock.

Talking about the Lorne Foreshore (Word version)
Next Wednesday 25 January, Great Ocean Road Coast Committee will host a drop-in sessions at Erskine Paddock, Lorne, between Mantra and the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park.

Time to have your say in boat ramp usage (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is calling for community members to have their say on local boat ramps to help guide the future management of these sites. 

Hoodies face unfair fight in the dunes (Word version)
Vulnerable beach-nesting Hooded Plovers are struggling for survival this breeding season with hundreds of footprints spotted near the nesting and dune areas in Point Roadknight in Anglesea.

Great Ocean Road Coast Committee prepares to take back management of Anglesea Family Caravan Park (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is determined to maintain current standards at the Anglesea Family Caravan Park and retain what visitors love most about it, as it prepares to assume management at the site.

Take care around Surf Coast cliffs (Word version)
Pedestrians and beach users are encouraged to take care near cliffs along the Surf Coast following heavy rain in winter and spring.

Splitting the difference for great views at Aireys (Word version
Your next Great Ocean Road selfie is within arm's reach at Airey's Inlet with the completion of the Split Point lookout upgrades.

Works underway to repair erosion damage at Anglesea access ramp (DELWP media release)
Work has started on a project to repair the Anglesea Caravan Park beach access ramp and surrounding land, which has been undermined from severe coastal erosion

Ilegal campfire in Lorne (Word version)
Great Ocean Road Coast, CFA and Surf Coast Shire Council have issued a warning to illegal campers after an illegal campsite at the Quarry Reserve, between Five Mile Track and Erskine Avenue, Lorne sparked safety concerns after a campfire was left smouldering last week.

Point Roadknight erosion update (Word version)
Strong winds last Sunday night have seen a Moonah tree at Point Roadknight, Anglesea, fall into a fenced off area in front of an eroding cliff.

Escaped campfire at Steps in Jan Juc (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, CFA, Victoria Police, and Surf Coast Shire have joined forces to remind people of the dangers of fires in dunes and remnant vegetation along the Surf Coast.

Darian Road carpark now open following weather delays  (Word version)
The Darian Road, Torquay carpark has been completed and is now open for public use following project delays from poor weather.

Moggs Creek boardwalk improves angler access 
A new boardwalk has improved access to the beach for recreational fishers at Moggs Creek, between Fairhaven and Eastern View on the Great Ocean Road.

Have your say on new tracks and signs at Queens Park (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has been working closely with the Friends of Queens Park to upgrade tracks and signage in the park. Feedback is now being sought on the proposed track routes, names and the new visual style and logos for the park.

Coastal Guardians celebrate conservation (Word version)
Students from four local schools will celebrate their commitment to coastal conservation on the Surf Coast at the annual Coast Guardians Forum hosted by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC).

Look out for new views at Aireys Inlet (Word version)
A new viewing platform will be constructed to sensitively complement previous upgrades in the area, including the new all-abilities accessible lookout next to the Split Point Lighthouse.

New camp kitchen and amenity block for Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park (Word version)
Works will commence this week to renovate the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park camp kitchen and amenities block.

Surf Coast Walk re-routed at Anglesea due to safety concerns (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has re-routed 400metres of the existing Surf Coast Walk at Demon’s Bluff, Anglesea, following safety concerns.

Great Ocean Road Coast Committee 2016-17 budget announced (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) 2016-17 budget has been announced with both coastal reserves and caravan parks receiving significant investment over the next financial year.

Anglesea Caravan Park Information sessions (Word version
Where: Anglesea Community House, 5 McMillan St, Anglesea VIC
When: Session 1 between 12.00-2.00, Friday 10 June. Session 2 between 4.30-6.30, Wednesday 15 June. RSVP to info@gorcc.com.au.

GORCC to manage the Anglesea Beachfront Caravan Park in 2017 (Word version)
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee will take on the operation of the Anglesea Beachfront Caravan Park at the end of the current lease, 1 December 2017, after a select tender process did not find an acceptable proposal for the value of the site.

Decades of work celebrated as Coastal Reserves Manager retires
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee's (GORCC) Coastal Reserves Manager Rod Goring is retiring at the end of the month after 22 years of coastal management. 

Community input sought to help map the future of Point Roadknight
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is undertaking a master planning project with the community for the Point Roadknight precinct in Anglesea.

$330,000 open space upgrade to commence at Darian Rd 27/4/16
Geelong-based business Harcom Pt Ltd has been awarded the contract for the Darian Road car park redevelopment in Torquay.

Last chance to #SaveTheHoodie and WIN! 26/4/16

This week is the final chance to enter the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s (GORCC) ‘Save the Hoodie’ campaign, a local initiative to encourage beachgoers to support the survival of the threatened beach-nesting shorebird.

Students seek surf-side conservation 18/4/16
A group of year 9 St Joseph College students experienced the coast in all its glory last Friday as part of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s (GORCC) Environmental Education program

Last chance for feedback on Torquay sea wall and pathway works 22/2/16
The Great Ocean Road Coast Commitee (GORCC) is seeking feedback on the proposed Torquay Front Beach sea wall and path works in a final round consulation. 

Darian Road car park plans released 5/2/2016
A final plan for the redevelopment of the foreshore car park at the end of Darian Road, Torquay has been released by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) with works expected to start in mid-2016.

Hoodies Hatch! 6 chicks on Surf Coast 19/1/16
6 threatened, Hooded Plover (aka ‘hoodie’) chicks have hatched on the Surf Coast and everyone is urged to look for signs, keep dogs away and give them space.

Conversation commences for arch precinct plan 12/1/16
GORCC has released and is seeking feedback on a paper identifying issues and opportunities for the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch Precinct at Eastern View.

#SaveTheHoodie and win 9/11/15
Monthly ‘hoodies for hoodies’ and surf package up for grabs: Local businesses Go Ride a Wave (GRAW) and Ghanda Clothing Torquay have thrown support behind this year’s #SaveTheHoodie campaign in an effort to encourage beachgoers to support the survival of a threatened local species.

Green grants up for grabs 5/11/15
$10,000 in funds is now available for groups looking to protect and enhance the coastal environment as part of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s (GORCC’s) annual Coastal Grants Program.

New lookout boasts iconic views 1/9/15 
The new Rocky Point Lookout has been officially opened in Jan Juc, marking the completion of a $200,000 project funded by the RACV in conjunction with the Torquay Golf Club.

Fishos deck trial announced 7/8/15
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has approved a short term trial of a ‘pop-up’ food and beverage outlet on the upper deck of the Fishermans Beach Precinct in Torquay.

EOI process announced for Anglesea Family Caravan Park 24/07/15
GORCC is inviting Expressions of Interest for the operation of the Anglesea Family Caravan Park.

GORCC budget announced 20/7/15
The GORCC 2015/2016 budget has been announced with both coastal reserves and caravan parks to see significant investment over the next financial year.

Iconic Teddy's lookout restored 5/5/15
Teddys Lookout in Queens Park, Lorne has been rebuilt and is once again open for use after it was damaged by fire last month.

$1k in prizes for local ‘hoodie’ winner 29/4/15
15 year old Torquay local Harry Breer has won $1000 of prizes in the GORCC ‘Save the Hoodies’ photo competition.

Teddy's Lookout closed following fire 14/4/15
Planning begins for rebuild of iconic Lorne facility.

Combined forces in feral fight 6/2/15
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee and Surf Coast Shire are partnering to boost fox control programs in an effort to protect native coastal wildlife.

Last chance for input on coastal projects 2/2/15
Three Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) draft coastal plans are currently on display with the consultation period on each draft plan set to close on 22 February 2015.

Save the Hoodie Campaign Launched across Surf Coast 8/1/15
A campaign to ensure the survival one of Victoria’s most vulnerable birds has been launched with $1000 in prizes on offer to those who help to spread the Save the Hoodie word.

Conservation celebration to feature reptilian guests 27/10/14
120 students are set to celebrate a year of coastal conservation at the annual Coast Guardian Forum at the Quiksilver Auditorium in Torquay on Wednesday, with this year’s line up to include some very scaly guests.

Grab a GORCC grant 27/9/14
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) is offering $10,000 in funds to support environmental and/or community projects as part of their annual Coastal Grants Program.

Revised_Pt Grey Draft_Released for comment 4/9/14
Submissions are now invited on a revised draft plan for the Point Grey Precinct in Lorne

Elevated view accessible for all 8/8/14
A new wheelchair accessible viewing platform overlooking the Aireys Inlet Lighthouse and Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary is now complete.

Amended Pt Grey Draft soon to be released 22/7/14
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has resolved to make several changes to the Draft Point Grey Precinct Plan, with the amended document to be released over coming weeks.

Elephant Walk amenities construction to commence 27/5/14
Works are set to begin on new amenities at the Elephant Walk, Torquay, with construction to begin in June.

Surf Coast rescue volunteers buy Victoria-first amphibious boat 22/4/14
A new amphibious boat will play a key role in saving lives along the Surf Coast, Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos said today.

New facility proposed for Elephant Walk 18/4/2014
A new public toilet is proposed for Elephant Walk, Torquay, with plans now on display and open for comment.

An icon of Lorne reinstated 21/3/14
The iconic Lorne Swing Bridge was officially reopened by the Hon Terry Mulder MP, Member for Polwarth, Minister for Roads today, marking the completion of a $527,000 restoration project to reinstate this historically significant structure.

Torquay bowls club ready to roll 7/3/14
Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos officially opened the Torquay Bowls Club (TBC) today, marking the completion of a $1.75 million redevelopment and the delivery of new community hub for the region.

Surf views for new Rocky Point Lookout 5/3/14
GORCC is set to replace and improve the Rocky Point Lookout thanks to a $200,000 donation from the RACV Torquay Resort.

Accessible lighthouse lookout in the works 25/2/14
Work is set to commence on a new wheelchair-accessible viewing platform overlooking the Aireys Inlet Lighthouse and Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary.

Endangered babies arrive 29/01/14
Two endangered Hooded Plover chicks have hatched at Eastern View and are striving to survive.

Transport feedback sought 22/01/14
GORCC is developing a Coastal User Transport Strategy and is seeking feedback on a ‘discussion paper’ as part of the early stages of the project.

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Official opening of the new Rocky Point Lookout with GORCC and RACV representatives.  Photo: Ferne Millen.
GORCC Conservation Supervisor Georgie Beale, Green Army participants Caitlin, Nathan and Michael with CVA Green Army Supervisor Jane Shearer  in Anglesea.
Primary School student Diya D'Souza and Conservation Team Officer Georgina Beale planting as part of the Education Program at Spring Creek (Photo: Surf Coast Times).