Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club Point Grey Update

With the Councillors at the Surf Coast Shire unanimously voting to grant a notice of decision to grant a permit for the Point Grey precinct redevelopment at their council meeting on Tuesday 23rd of June 2020 albeit subject to 47 various conditions, there is now more certainty as to how to proceed through the next stage […]

Lorne & COVID-19 Finding some Positives

Just as we thought that life was going to take a step towards normal again, the Victorian Premier announces that the planned easing of restrictions scheduled to come into force on Monday 22 June would not happen and the State of Emergency will remain in place until July 19. One can’t help but feel sympathy […]

Becoming a safer, wiser Lorne

It has been a long slog! Indeed, the Covid-19 pandemic has stretched out for so long, has been so tedious, has wrought such deep and lasting destruction on businesses, livelihoods, relationships and community structures that it truly numbs the mind. So battered do we all feel that it is becoming hard to remember exactly how […]

Please support Lorne Community Hospital’s 2020 Annual Appeal

Right now, Great Ocean Road Health is facing the biggest challenge in history, the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. From the urgent care department, aged care, administration, allied health and community support services – our heath service has transformed due to the coronavirus and the fight is far from over. This year’s COVID-19 Emergency Response […]

SPARK! – a new Adventure for Deans Marsh

SPARK! is Deans Marsh’s response to an opportunity that came our way in October last year, a new State government Creative Victoria initiative, The Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places program, to “support new regional creative hubs and breathe new life into creative sites for the benefit of creative practitioners and visitors”. Our local artists saw the opportunity […]

Lorne in Lockdown. Mostly good news, but…

Our ongoing Covid19 experience has done much to amplify the edges of our individual and collective personalities… many for the good, but also some fraying at the edges of the poor and disappointing.  The last few weeks have seen many uplifting examples of ‘the good’ in our town. The Covid19 Support Plan Committee has continued […]

“Nature Boy” Fishing in Lorne

Recently, the Lorne Historical Society was contacted by Robert Hollingworth. Robert was born in Lorne in the late 40s and grew up here through the 50s. In 2004, Robert published “Nature Boy”, a book he had written recounting his memories of family and his experiences growing up in this part of Victoria. Robert has donated […]

New Pavilions at Stribling Reserve Work Commences

Early this week, after an extensive evaluation process the successful tenderer to develop the new pavilions at Stribling Reserve was announced. The successful company is BowdenCorp. Established in 2001 by Director James Bowden, BowdenCorp has offices in Melbourne and Geelong and specialises in Commercial and Residential Construction. James Bowden, Founder and Director of BowdenCorp has […]