Point Grey Redevelopment – Lorne

People fishing on Lorne pier with the Fisherman's Co-op and hills in the background.

Project background

We have taken on delivery of three highly anticipated Geelong City Deal funded projects along the Great Ocean Road.  This includes the Point Grey Redevelopment in Lorne. 

The Point Grey Redevelopment is one of our highest priorities, and we are keenly aware of the strong community support to see this project succeed.  

At Point Grey, a revised Precinct Masterplan will need to be developed following the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) determination in 2022 to deny a permit for the Redevelopment.

We know Point Grey is a place of great significance for the local community and a revised Masterplan will reflect the community aspirations already identified through valuable community engagement held to date.  

The VCAT ruling gives us an opportunity to keep working collaboratively to deliver best practise coastal infrastructure that is guided by all relevant legislation, including the Marine and Coastal Act (2018) and addresses the issues raised in the VCAT determination.  

We’re fortunate to be building on the culmination of 25 years of engagement history and continue to collaborate with the community and key stakeholders to deliver best practice coastal infrastructure at Point Grey. 

We also recognise that the project will require smart design and resilient construction to address the impacts of climate change, including coastal erosion and sea level rise. 

We will continue to work with the Traditional Owners as well as The Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club, the local community, Surf Coast Shire Council, and funding partners to develop a revised Masterplan.  

The Geelong City Deal is providing $10.14 million, the Authority is contributing $2 million and the Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club is providing $450,000, bringing the total project budget to $12.59 million. 

Key project information

Redeveloping Point Grey will create a unique experience for local residents and visitors, which will benefit the local economy and the Lorne and Surf Coast Shire community.

The redevelopment will provide new and improved facilities onsite, including;

• a new Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club

• improved connectivity between the water’s edge and the public space with upgraded walking paths within the project area. 

• recognition of cultural heritage 

• space for casual hospitality offerings, including options for coffee, takeaway and al fresco seating.