Decades of work celebrated as Coastal Reserves Manager retires
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s (GORCC) Coastal Reserves Manager Rod Goring is retiring at the end of the month after 22 years of coastal management.
Mr Goring began his career working for GORCC in 1994 which was previously known as the Torquay Public Reserves Committee of Management before amalgamating with Lorne Foreshore Committee in 2004.
GORCC Chief Executive Officer Richard Davies said Mr Goring left a significant legacy of improvements to the coast.
“Rod is loved by many and will be greatly missed. He has passionately implemented employment programs, coastal projects and upgrades of facilities both on public reserves and in GORCC operated caravan parks. “
One of Mr Goring’s proudest projects during his 22 years was the construction and development of the Point Danger Carpark and the ANZAC Memorial, which is now home to the Surf Coast’s largest memorial services on ANZAC day.
Mr Goring has been instrumental in assisting environmental groups along the coast, particularly Torquay Coast Action when it was formed.
Read more about Mr Goring's achievements on our blog (there's even photographic evidence of him working!)