A key community, college and sports facility for Lorne

Stribling Reserve Master Plan


Stribling Reserve is a key community, college and sports facility for Lorne. It plays a pivotal role in the day-to-day operations of the Lorne P-12 College as a venue for classes, activities and lunchtime breakout. Additionally, the Reserve hosts regular community activities and events. It is the home of netball and AFL whilst also hosting a range of social and casual sport and recreation activities. The recently completed Men’s Shed is also located at the Reserve.

A well-regarded feature of the Reserve is the expansive views that it offers to the ocean and pier to the east. Additionally, there are a number of mature trees along the western boundary that help to frame the Reserve.

The existing user groups have enjoyed recent membership growth and are now seeking a range of facility upgrades. Additionally, there is a direction within the Lorne community to achieve population increases. Together, these factors provide an opportunity to review the existing layout and uses of Stribling Reserve.

The 2.96ha site is centrally located and with the adjoining College, kindergarten, police station and emergency services facility creates a key community precinct.

Stribling Reserve is Crown Land with Council holding the role of Committee of Management. Additionally, Council has established a Section 86 Committee to assist with management. (The delegation of the Committee will be reviewed in line with current Council practices).

The Reserve was cut into the side of a hill in the 1950’s with activity nodes developed on a number of levelled terraces.

Development of this Master Plan was the first such project undertaken in which the Community through the Committee for Lorne was the owner of the project, not the Surf Coast Shire.  This ensured a high degree of community involvement and the model has now been accepted by the Shire as "best practice" for all such projects.  The Shire received a national award for this innovative approach to project management.

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