Major achievements to date

  • Twelve month planning process in creating Achieving Lorne's Aspirations document.
  • Assisted (with Lorne Business & Tourism Association) in developing the Lorne Destination Action Plan with Great Ocean Road Tourism.
    • Partnered with Monash University to analyse and survey customer demands and satisfaction on the Great Ocean Road and Lorne - ongoing.
  • Facilitated "Accommodating Lorne's Future Workshop"
    • Partnered with University of Western Sydney as a "Pilot" program for a Community and Trust.
    • Partnered with Melbourne University Architectural Department to advancing our project - ongoing.
  • Actively participated in the Community Reference Group for the Point Grey Precinct. Following the initial recommended Draft Plan of a single dwelling precinct for Point Grey as preferred by GORRC met with Hon. Ryan Smith to reinforce the desire of the Lorne Community for a two building precinct. Gained his support to have the GORRC proposal replaced with the Lorne presumed proposal.
  • Instigated a "first ever" forum of the Government Agencies (Surf Coast Shire, GORCC, DWELP) that manage Lorne to coordinate an ongoing mechanism of communication for "Best Practice" management of Lorne.
  • Identified current Master Plans in progress of our Government Agencies to ensure integration across land manager boundaries.
  • Lobbied the Surf Coast Shire to allow the Committee for Lorne to own the Master Planning Process for the Stribling Reserve. This is a "Shire first" statutory planning initiative that hopefully will be a platform for future processes.
  • Initiated a weekly "community page" in the Surf Coast Times and weekly email to our registered community members.
  • Lobby to be a "Project Owner" for the review of the Lorne Strategy Plan 2003.
  • Working on a Surf Coast Shire working group to assist in delivering a more stream lined planning process with the Surf Coast Shire.

Other achievements

  • Actively lobbied for support/building the now complete netball courts junior playground.
  • Lobbying for a major review to child care facilities in Lorne.
  • Lobbied and worked closely with our agencies to have the Mountjoy Parade banner flags erected after a 5 year delay.
  • Working with and supporting Lorne Community Hospital to assist where we can with their 10 year strategic plan.
  • Coordinate an Economic Recovery Plan as a follow up to the Christmas 2015 fires.
    • Achieved $35,000 in financial resources more multiple Lorne Arts events.
    • Achieved a further $100,000 to enhance existing events through the next 12 months.
  • Supported the Lorne School following changes to educational locomotion allowances and achieved $75,000 from the Hon. Terry Mulder to purchase a school bus.
  • Actively lobbied with the Stribling Reserve Section 86 Committee to have restoration work completed on the surface of the ground following the 2015 failed works.
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