Architects appointed for Point Grey

February 14, 2024 BY

NMBW Architecture Studio is the principal design consultant for the Point Grey Lorne redevelopment. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority has appointed NMBW Architecture Studio as the principal design consultant for the $12.59 million Point Grey Lorne redevelopment.

The redevelopment will include new Lorne Aquatic & Angling Club facilities and upgraded walking paths.

The authority’s website states “casual hospitality offerings, including options for coffee, takeaway and alfresco seating” will be included.

Chief executive officer Jodie Sizer said the project had reached a new milestone.

“Point Grey is a place of great significance for the local community and visitors alike, and the appointment of NMBW Architecture Studio, under our leadership, marks a pivotal moment for this transformative initiative.”

Following a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) determination in 2022, which rejected a 160-person restaurant at the site, a revised Precinct Masterplan is now required.

This will involve an analysis of carrying capacity, environmental values, public safety, local coastal adaptation planning processes, and compliance with relevant legislation and policies.

As part of this work, the studio will outline the vision, design elements, and functionality of the precinct.

This project is part of the Geelong City Deal, a collaborative infrastructure initiative undertaken by the federal government, the Victorian government, local councils, the authority, and key partners.

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.

The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority has taken on delivery of three Geelong City Deal funded projects along the Great Ocean Road.

The other two are the Apollo Bay Harbour Redevelopment and improvements to tourism infrastructure at Kennett River.

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