A new chapter at The Lorne Bowls Club

After a standout season in 2019, winning three premierships from the three pennant teams playing in the Corangamite Bowls Division’s Saturday Divisions 2 and 4 and Midweek Division 3, the Lorne Bowls Club is welcoming some significant changes for season 2020. Firstly, with the assistance of the Commonwealth Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, we now […]

The Story of the Bunting

As part of the celebrations commemorating the centenary of the start of construction of the Great Ocean Road, the Lorne Historical Society has added more material to the permanent exhibition at the Lorne Visitor Information Centre, “The Story of the Road”.  ON of the items on display is the original bunting which decked the makeshift Arch […]

Centenary of the Great Ocean Road Events along the Road

We wrote recently about the celebrations to mark 100 years since construction of the iconic Great Ocean Road began. ‘The Story of the Road‘ campaign features a series of curated events including gala screenings of the new documentary ‘The Story of the Road‘, pop-up cinemas, public art installations and augmented reality experiences from Torquay to […]

The Story of the Road

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism is embarking on a celebration to mark 100 years since construction of the iconic Great Ocean Road began. 19 September 2019 marks 100 years since the construction of the Great Ocean Road began. It is the longest war memorial in the world. ‘The Story of the Road’ campaign features a […]

Minimising Organic Waste Come along and learn how

In support of the Community House program for ‘Minimising Cafe Wastes’, the VCAL students from Lorne P12 College are organising a ‘Worm Composting Week’ in September. A variety of activities will be provided and at each one free starter packs of worms will be available and Worm Castings and Worm towers will also be for […]

FOPA is Back

Lorne’s own Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA) is gearing up for a huge festival with a change of dates and an additional full day of exciting shows, street performances and free events. The new dates are Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October, with Lorne’s biggest annual night for locals – the Opening Gala – moving […]

Lorne Dolphins – Ahead of the Game

Lorne Football Netball Club is tackling junior injuries head on with the introduction of mandatory helmets for the Under 13 team. Debuted at last Saturday’s match against Simpson (whose team also has a mandatory helmet policy) every child on the ground was wearing head protection. Chosen for their breathability, light weight and protection, the Steeden […]

The Men behind the Road

In this, the centenary year of the commencement of construction of the Great Ocean Road, it is timely to reflect upon the men that really made the project happen. Howard Hitchcock is known as the “Father of the Road”. There is no question that his initiative to establish the Great Ocean Road Trust of which […]