Do you know anyone who worked on the construction of the Great Ocean Road?

Next year marks 100 years since construction began on the iconic, Great Ocean Road. To celebrate this milestone a documentary is being produced telling the story of the road, with the support of the Victorian Government. This film will show how the road came to be – detailing its construction by World War I returned servicemen and how they lived as they built the road, joining the isolated towns lining the western Victorian coastline.
The documentary will be launched in September 2019 as part of a month-long event, which will include gala screenings and several pop-up cinemas housed in shipping containers across the region, showing short films specific to each location.
Production company, Clothesline Content, have been commissioned to produce the documentary and they’re currently in the research stage of the project. Clothesline Content are on the hunt for any stories relating to the building of the Great Ocean Road. The producers are interested in speaking with relatives of the soldiers, engineers and labourers that built the road, families that have lived on the Great Ocean Road for a significant amount of time, Indigenous stories from the Great Ocean Road, and stories about living on the Great Ocean Road.

If you have a story that you think fits the bill please contact by Thursday 28th Feb 2019.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government “Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program”.
“The veteran community has done so much to make Victoria what it is today and these grants will help maintain their stories for future generations.” Robin Scott, Minister for Veterans.

Growing the visitor economy for the Great Ocean Road region…

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism is your Regional Tourism Board stretching from Torquay to the South Australian border. Working with the local municipalities, local tourism associations, Tourism Victoria as well as our local tourism and tourism related operators. Our aim is to work collaboratively in order to make the Great Ocean Road Region the destination of choice and help our region prosper.  As a recently established organisation, initial strategic focus between 2014-17 will include:

  • Increase length of stay and yield
  • Increase geographical dispersal
  • Increase visitor satisfaction

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd’s (GORRT)  Strategic Business Plan 2013-16 identifies four pillars to guide operations and facilitate achievement of the organisation’s vision.

1. Tourism Development
2. Tourism Marketing
3. Tourism Management
4. Advocacy

The Strategic Master Plan for the Great Ocean Road Region Visitor Economy 2015-2025 will guide the region over the next 10 years.

As one united region, we are better together!

Current Projects

The Strategic Master Plan for the Great Ocean Road Region Visitor Economy 2015-2025 has now been launched. We invite you to read the summary and full version of the document which will be used to guide the region over the next 10 years.

Strategies and plans

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism are involved in creating strategies and plans available that can assist with business development and regional growth.

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