Fishermans Beach redevelopment

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A brand new, purpose-built community, tourism and recreation facility on the Torquay foreshore

Fishermans Beach Precinct was officially opened 5 April 2012

Environment and Climate Change Minister Ryan Smith has officially opened the Fishermans Beach Redevelopment project. Mr Smith was joined by the Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos who was representing Deputy Premier Peter Ryan. 

The project

The Fishermans Beach redevelopment is now complete, delivering a brand new, purpose-built community, tourism and recreation facility on the Torquay foreshore, which is expected to become a major beachfront drawcard for locals and visitors alike.

The project included:

  • new and improved facilities for the Torquay Angling Club and Torquay Marine Rescue Service
  • restaurant and kiosk
  • public toilets and change rooms
  • multi-purpose community meeting space
  • public viewing decks
  • upgraded walking tracks and landscaping
  • improved boat and trailer parking for boat ramp users, and
  • dedicated car parking for facility and beach users.

The redevelopment replaced the site's ageing facilities and will deliver a range of economic, social and environmental benefits to the region. These include:

  • supporting the Torquay Marine Rescue Service in delivering vital volunteer rescue services
  • providing better facilities to support recreational fishing
  • enhancing the area's appeal for residents and visitors
  • providing a venue for a range of community and recreational activities, and
  • delivering new jobs and economic growth to the Torquay township and Surf Coast region

The facility's design addresses environmental factors, including the sensitivity of its coastal location, and features passive solar design, energy efficiency, rainwater storage and greywater recycling.






The completed Fishermans Beach precinct - new kiosk and community rooms.

Minister Ryan Smith (second from right) officially opens the Fishermans Beach precinct (from left) the GORCC CEO, Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos and the GORCC Chairman.


The GORCC Chairman, GORCC CEO, Chairman of the TMRS and Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos at the opening of the new TRMS building.


Co-owner of Bomboras Cafe Bar and Pizzeria in Torquay Tom McGrath (left) with GORCC CEO Richard Davies (right) at the Fishermans Beach precinct (Photo courtesy Surf Coast Times).


Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development Damian Drum (right) opens the construction phase of the Fishermans Beach Redevelopment with Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos and GORCC Chairman John Carlile (left).


Demolition of the old Torquay Angling Club building begins.


Richie Schulz, Fishermans Beach Redevelopment Project Superintendent and Director of Insite Architects with GORCC Chairman John Carlile.