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Peter Fillmore Secretary
Otway Forum

Council meeting

Wednesday, 28 November,

@ COPAC, 4:00pm

Then 12 December @ COPAC


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 318  11 November 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…….

Latest DELWP beach erosion options report due in December.

Groynes widely supported at info day as a long term option.

A minimum number could be six at 50 metres approx. $1m each!!!

Current emergency rock wall being built at Milford St. is $6000 per metre.

The cup weekend swell event showed waves still overtopping the track at this location!!

GOR Task Force final report has 26 major recommendations, many highlighting the need for better long term planning!!!

Will there be a moratorium until the new GOR authority is in place???

The 5 yearly Victorian Coastal Strategy to be released next year.