OGCA Newletter

Ocean Grove Community Association

The Voice September 2017 Newsletter

I provide the following updates;

Geelong Council Elections (October 2017)

The Geelong Council elections are proposed to be held via postal vote commencing 10 October 2017 and closing 27

October 2017.

The Bellarine Community Associations have agreed to have a series of Council Candidate Forums for the Bellarine Ward, during October 2017. The dates and venues are as follows;

The Ocean Grove forum is being facilitated by the Barwon Heads, Breamlea, Ocean Grove and Point Lonsdale Community Associations. We encourage residents to attend and participate in the forums.


Traffic Issues

VicRoads is about to commence the planning/design process to duplicate Grubb Road, which we believe will entail community consultation. We will commence lobbying both levels of government for the funds to actually duplicate Grubb Road from the Bellarine Hwy to The Parade. Any such duplication will be on the basis of maintaining and enhancing the native vegetation along Grubb Road and installing all power lines underground. Our aim is to have construction works commence in 2020.

We have a traffic meeting with VicRoads and Council in late September 2017, so let us know if you have any other traffic issues that you want us to raise.

2017 Community Forums

We want your suggestions as to what community forums you would like us to organise in 2017. Some suggestions have been:

  • Developing Walking/Bicycle tracks within Ocean Grove and connecting to other towns.
  • Establishing Cultural/Education facility.

So let us know your ideas.

New Committee Members

We welcome our new Committee members Jo Hawthorne and Noel Emselle. The OGCA encourages people to become committee members and assist in facilitating community forums and lobby all levels of government for specific projects that will benefit Ocean Grove.

The Committee meets at 7.00pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club Board Room. You are welcome to attend one of our meetings prior to becoming a Committee member.


Ocean Grove Bowling Club

We thank the Ocean Grove Bowling Club for providing the venue for our monthly Committee meetings and the Community Forums that we hold during the year. We would encourage people to have a meal at their restaurant prior to our Community Forums or any other time that suits.


Michael Harbour

Chairperson OGCA

0418 566 504