Overview

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is assessing the value, benefits and options for a coastal walking and/or cycling trail between Fairhaven and Skenes Creek, in Victoria’s Great Ocean Road region.

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. It attracts millions of visitors each year, supporting local communities and the economy.

This study will focus on the 60 kilometres of coastline between Fairhaven and Skenes Creek.

The Fairhaven to Skenes Creek Coastal Trail Study will:

  • consider potential opportunities and challenges associated with trail development
  • identify a feasible route and develop concept designs
  • assess social, economic and environmental benefits of a trail
  • estimate construction costs.

It will investigate how new sections of trail could connect with existing and already planned trails to provide a network of coastal walks from Torquay to Apollo Bay.

We are asking for community feedback to inform the study through two phases of community consultation in June and July 2019.

Study area

Study area

Share your vision

As we begin work on the study, we would like to hear your thoughts about a potential trail.

Please share your views, vision and ideas with us using the survey and interactive map below.

Community Survey

1. Which of the following best describes you?
2. Which area/s do you have an interest in?

Please select the town/s where you live, work, own property or visit.

Trails can provide a range of different experiences – from urban paths (like the Surf Coast Walk in Torquay), to remote hiking trails (like the Great Ocean Walk). Some examples are shown in our ‘trail inspiration gallery’. Please comment on your vision for this trail and/or tell us what has worked well on other trails.

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Please comment here or use the interactive map below to provide feedback about a specific location.

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E.g. user experience, safety, access, connections, cost, local conditions, community aspirations, demand for use.

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7. If the trail were built, how might you use it?
8. How important is it for the trail to provide for the following:
Very important
Important
Neutral
Low importance
Not important at all
One-way walks that connect towns along the coast
Shorter loops that start and end at the same location
Both of the above
9. How important is it that the trail, or sections of it, caters for:
Very important
Important
Neutral
Low importance
Not important at all
Walkers
Runners
Cyclists
10. If you were to attend a community consultation session in July to discuss a possible trail route and design ideas, which location would you prefer?
11. How satisfied are you with the information available about this study and the consultation process so far?
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