Erskine River Precinct Master Plan (2014)

A master plan to guide the future use and development of the Erskine River precinct in Lorne.

The plan has been developed by consultants Insite Leisure Planning on behalf of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC).

This report includes directions for the precinct that have been developed having regard to background research, community consultation results and directions from the GORC Committee.

The master plan outlines objectives for each specific zone within the precinct. The objectives are addressed through a range of site specific actions for each zone.

Zones addressed in the master plan are:
A. Erskine South Bank (Kia Ora Caravan Park and GORCC Depot)
B. Erskine North Bank (Erskine Avenue to Former Quarry)
C. Gateway (Supermarket to Round About)
D. Erskine Bend (Visitor Information Centre to Top Bank Caravan Park Entrance)
E. Erskine Peninsula (Top Bank Caravan Park to Cyprus Avenue)

The zones have been selected to reflect usage, character and logical site boundaries. The objectives and actions contribute to achieving the overarching vision for the precinct which is:

“To emphasise the natural beauty and recreational value of the lower reaches of the Erskine River and surrounds through improved amenity, functionality and increased recognition of the contribution that the precinct makes to the overall Lorne experience.  Environmental values and informal recreational uses of the river precinct, including picnicking, walking, fishing and places for quiet relaxation will be enhanced whilst protecting and enhancing the health and sustainability of the river and the surrounding environment.”

Objectives and actions have been reccomended for each zone. The full master plan can be viewed to the right of this page.