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Peter Fillmore Secretary
Otway Forum

Council meeting

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

@ COPAC, 4:00pm

Then Wednesday, 27 February 2019  
@ Apollo By Senior Citizens Centre


Otway Forum normally meets at 3.00pm on the second Sunday of each month at the Community House,
"Marrar Woorn" in Pengilley Avenue, Apollo Bay.  Check the Apollo Bay News sheet for details.

Meeting 319  9 December 2018

Coastal erosion - some relevant reports

Apollo Bay Sand Study, 2005, Coastal Engineering Solutions

Coastal Hazards Management Plan, Marengo to Skenes Creek, 2012,  Water Technology Pty Ltd for DSE

Apollo Bay Coastal Processes and Sand Movement Studies, updated to 2016 - Information sheet

Preparing for the Future, Victoria Coastal Council Science Panel, 2018. (Brochure)

Some planning scheme information and links here

See Otway Forum submission to the Planning Panel here

Resort Panel Hearing
The Planning Panels Victoria merits hearing was completed on Tuesday 16th of October, in Apollo Bay, after 10 days of sitting.
The Panel will now consider the merits of the application and submit their report and recommendation to the Minister of Planning, whoever that may be, within the next 6-8 weeks.
The upcoming State election, the elements of the application and that are still outstanding, and the unresolved issues that the hearing process revealed, will in all probability delay any decision into next year.
Special mention must be made of the Apollo Bay community that presented a submission at the Hearing, the amount of time and effort invested, and the quality, detail and depth of presentations. One objector arrived from Hong Kong to present for 30 minutes, only to return to Hong Kong the following morning!
Our presence at the Hearing with advocate and expert witnesses for the full 10 days was only made possible thanks to donations from the community, and the very generous donation of pro-bono services from our professionals.
Until then…….

A Tender document is now on the COS website for a consultancy for a Community Infrastructure Plan for AB.

Tender open until 19th Dec. Have a look to see how this process will progress.

This will cover the area between Marengo and Skenes creek, including the foreshores and harbour precinct.

McLachlan and Cawood streets breaking up badly.

Footpath needed or at least lines painted on Montrose Ave. leading to industrial estate, as its becoming busy with pedestrians heading to Hello Coffee.

Planning for a community waste food composter has commenced.

The only one for a small town in the state. Well done to the organisers!!

This will reduce landfill, create a usable/saleable compost product and a job

Walking track to Wild Dog will be repaired in time for holiday period. Well done OCC.

Back beach walking track needs windblown sand removed regularly, plus a new sand trapping fence required.

Another meeting with Parks Vic on reopening Mariners Falls walk has been held, but without a result so far.

Congratulations to the new COS Mayor Jason Schram.

The AGM of the
Barham River Road Development Objectors Inc.
will be held on Saturday 15th Dec at 10 am at the Apollo Bay Youth Club, Moore Street Apollo Bay.