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Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

1 week 1 day ago

𝗛𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗣𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗦𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲! Great news, Plover Lovers - the chick at Kennett River has fledged! This is a fantastic success, given the crowded beaches, unseasonally high tides and down pours. Kudos to residents, visitors and a special thanks to local Jules for providing the space this chick needed during its most vulnerable stage of life. See details on image below to join Birdlife Australia for free informative walks along the Great Ocean Road. An exciting opportunity to learn about Hooded Plovers from the experts!

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

1 week 4 days ago

𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺!

We're currently hiring for the following positions:

• Governance and Risk Manager
• Procurement Coordinator

For position descriptions and more information, please visit: www.greatoceanroadauthority.vic.gov.au/work-with-us/

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

2 weeks 2 days ago

𝗛𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗣𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗦𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗸

New year, new chicks! Skenes Creek West Beach is now home to two new Hooded Plover chicks.

To help give these vulnerable shorebirds a safe and happy start to life, residents and visitors to the areas are asked to:

👉 Follow all signage and directives
👉 Give Hoodies as much space as possible
👉 Keep dogs on leads when near Hoodies.

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

3 weeks 1 day ago

⚠️ 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗳𝘀 ⚠️ As the weather heats up and beachgoers flock to our beaches, we’re urging everyone to not walk or sit underneath cliffs at any time. Landslips are unpredictable and can occur without warning. The size of material that falls onto the beach can be very large, with rocks and debris a potentially fatal hazard. Debris from a recent major landslip that occurred at Demons Bluff in Anglesea in October, shown in the image, had the weight of approximately 10 million kilograms, or 400 full grown humpback whales. A reminder that Demons Bluff beach

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

3 weeks 5 days ago

𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺!

We're currently hiring for the following positions:

• Director Strategy, Engagement and Transformation
• Grounds Maintenance Duty Manager - Marengo Family Caravan Park
• Finance Coordinator

For position descriptions and more information, please visit: www.greatoceanroadauthority.vic.gov.au/work-with-us/

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

4 weeks 1 day ago

⚠ 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗳𝗳, 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮 As our region welcomes visitors over the summer season, a reminder that Demons Bluff beach in Anglesea is permanently closed due to the significant public safety risks that landslips pose along this section of cliffed coastline. An exclusion zone has been set from 100-metres north of the Anglesea Family Caravan Park beach access ramp to 300-metres past Grinders Point. Landslips are unpredictable and can occur without warning. The size of material that falls onto the beach can be very large, with rocks and debris a potentially fatal hazard. Debris from the

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

4 weeks 1 day ago

Together with Surf Coast Shire Council we're putting measures in place to address increased demands on waste management during peak visitation periods. These include:

✔ installing more public bins in high use areas
✔ emptying public street bins at least once, and in some cases twice daily during school holidays
✔ increasing services if necessary

You can help reduce the amount of litter that enters our marine environment by:

• Taking your rubbish home with you if bins are full
• Letting us know which bin is full at 5261 0600 or 1300 736 533

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

4 weeks 1 day ago

𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗘𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘄! Read on for coastal community news from the iconic coast and parks of the Great Ocean Road: bit.ly/3yU8Rt6 Featured in this edition: • Key updates from across the Authority, including highlights from our first year • Community news and notices, including project updates and summer changes • Volunteer groups in our region to get involved in. To join our newsletter mailing list and receive quarterly updates, subscribe here: bit.ly/3svDLXN

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

4 weeks 2 days ago

𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 - 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗢𝗰𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝗮𝗱 In collaboration with Life Saving Victoria and local Life Saving Clubs, we’re proud to again host Accessible Beaches at locations along the Great Ocean Road. This summer we’re expanding our locations, and now have beach and river access matting, beach wheelchairs (bookings required), Liberty Swing, accessible parking and toilets at locations across Anglesea Riverbank, Apollo Bay, Fishermans Beach in Torquay and Lorne Beach. The matting provides safer access to the water and will provide the public, particularly those who find it difficult to walk on the soft sand, such as wheelchair users, seniors and

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

1 month 21 hours ago

𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝗪𝘆𝗲 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 Work is progressing on options to manage coastal erosion at Wye River. The short term measures we installed earlier this year, including rows of sand bags and sand bag groynes are working well, with the estuary shifting away from the base of the dunes and sand building up naturally in front of the Wye River Surf Life Saving Club. This week we received the final report from independent coastal engineers which outlines potential longer term options for the site. We know that any intervention in coastal environments can lead to negative impacts elsewhere, so