Point Grey Business Plan
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is undertaking a business case to identify a suitable option to fund the future use and development of this precinct.
The $90,000 project, which includes $50,000 from Great Ocean Road Coast, will deliver a business case for redeveloping the precinct through the approved Point Grey Precinct Plan, including a cost benefit analysis and an outline of the potential economic and social benefits.
Great Ocean Road Coast has worked closely with the Lorne and Surf Coast community to develop plans for the precinct upgrade to-date, and proposes a $6 million redevelopment including:
- Redeveloping two existing buildings, including a stand-alone aquatic and angling clubroom, featuring an opportunity for private sector investment
- Improving to public open spaces
- Building new picnic and BBQ areas.
This project will be further supported by the Great Ocean Road’s proposed development of the adjacent Queens Park caravan park.
About the Point Grey Precinct
The Point Grey Precinct is situated on public land managed by GORCC on the southern side of the Lorne township bounded by the Great Ocean Road on one side and the ocean on the other. The Precinct is connected to the centre of Lorne by a walking track along the foreshore and is the starting point for the annual Lorne Pier to Pub swimming event.
The area is reserved for Protection of the Coastline and Public Purposes (#1983 - 3705) under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 and is located within Public Park and Recreation Zone under the Surf Coast Planning Scheme.
The precinct currently comprises a mix of community, recreational and commercial activities, including the pier, fishing co-op, restaurant, Aquatic Club, boat launching, recreational and competition fishing, barbeque and recreation area, car parking, public toilets and open space.
The precinct boasts a range of economic, environmental, social and cultural values and opportunities. An integral part of the Lorne community, it is highly valued and used by locals, holiday makers and day visitors. It also contains significant Indigenous (e.g. shell midden) and non-Indigenous (e.g. tram way track, fragment of old pier) cultural heritage values. Many of the current
buildings on the site are ageing and there is scope for increased protection of the natural environment and cultural sites.