A masterplan for Lorne’s Point Grey precinct and Slaughterhouse site will be developed with the help of a $40,000 Victorian Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney.
Ms Tierney said the masterplan would guide redevelopment of the Point Grey and Slaughterhouse sites, which are located on the Great Ocean Road.
“The linkage of the two sites to create a distinct precinct is seen as important to clearly identify the potential for public and private investment opportunities and outcomes.”
“The Slaughterhouse site is a cleared, undeveloped site, which has been identified as having high development potential,” Ms Tierney said.
“Point Grey is an existing development adjacent to the Lorne Pier. It is highly valued by the community and tourists and comprises a mix of community, recreational and commercial activities, boat-launching facilities, car parking and open space.”
Ms Tierney said the Victorian Government was supporting the creation of the masterplan because it would assess and make recommendations on a range of appropriate development proposals for the sites.
“The masterplan will inform and guide development in this community and tourist precinct, help encourage more visitors to the Lorne region and enhance the resident and visitor experience.”
“The masterplan needs to be consistent with state and local government planning policies and have a strong degree of acceptance by the community and stakeholders. As such a comprehensive process that appropriately engages the community and stakeholders is essential to the success of the masterplan and its subsequent implementation” Ms Tierney said.
Ms Tierney said the funding for the $120,000 Point Grey and Slaughterhouse Sites Masterplan would be provided to the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee with extra financial support from Tourism Victoria and Surf Coast Shire Council.
“The funding will be provided through Regional Development Victoria’s Planning for Growth initiative, which is part of Moving Forward, the Brumby Government’s $502 million action plan that is helping make provincial Victoria an even better place to live, work, invest and raise a family,” Ms Tierney said.