Swing Bridge Precinct Project – an update

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee commenced works to upgrade the Swing Bridge precinct in August 2019. The works were identified as part of the Erskine River Master Plan and aim to improve the overall landscape character and user experience of the area. Key upgrades have included additional rock beaching around the river mouth to […]

A new way to report a problem to the Surf Coast Shire

Every few months, members of the Committee for Lorne meet with the senior officers of both Surf Coast Shire and Great Ocean Road Coast Committee to discuss issues of importance to our region and community. While we have multiple agencies having responsibilities for various priorities and areas of operation within our region, it is a […]

News from Lorne RSL Sub Branch

The Lorne RSL sub-branch has been an integral part of the Lorne & District community for over 75 years and has a rich history. There are many examples of heroism, hardship, illness and all too often death of the men and women who served our great country. Over the next few months leading into 2020 […]

News from Falls Festival

Every summer since 1993, Falls Festival has been at the forefront of the East Coast Australian festival scene, in the heart of the Otways in Lorne. Over the past 27 years, Falls has been developed and fostered by a group of family and friends; this tradition continues today. Lots of love and attention goes into […]

Mark’s Last Luncheon

It was a privilege to be at the Lorne Community Connect lunch on Wednesday 2nd of October, along with 30 other Lorne residents, to participate in Mark Purdie’s first catered meal in his retirement!!¬† We were treated to braised beef cheeks with mash and a superb apple and rhubarb crumble, served with Mark’s famous ice […]

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 […]