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Peter Fillmore Secretary
Otway Forum

Special Council meeting

Wednesday, 15 August,

@ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Hall, 4:00pm


Wednesday 22 August  @ Beeac, 4:00pm


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 315  12 August 2018

Important dates for your diary



Wednesday 15 August, 4:00pm

Special Council meeting in Apollo Bay  4pm at the Senior Citizens.
This is a very important step in the Objection process, and we need Council to vote to reject the Mega Hotel.
Please make the effort to attend the meeting to support the Community objection effort, and also your Council, so they can make the correct decision.

To be advised

Richard Riordan MP forum on coastal erosion

A brief update….
In March the proponents to develop 275 Barham River Road into a Mega-Hotel for  Chinese prepackaged bus tours were instructed by Planning Panels Vic (PPV) to resubmit a Planning Permit application that contains sufficient detail to enable a merit assessment to be undertaken.
PPV provided a specific list of the shortcomings of the original application that would need to be addressed.
PPV advise that on May 16 a document package was delivered to them by the proponents. PPV are now in the process of  evaluating that document package to ascertain completeness and detail.
Once the evaluation process is finalised, potentially around the end of May, PPV will decide if further information and detail is still required, or if the assessment process can commence.
If the process is to recommence the new plans and documentation will be made available on COC website. The community will at that point be able view the plans and make submissions to PPV in a similar manner as for the original application. Objectors Inc has a team of experts standing by to assist everyone in this submission process.

Further Directions Hearing expected in late August & full Panel in September
We will update all members again as soon as any new developments or information comes to hand.

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

Resort development

Beach erosion

Harbour redevelopment