Apollo Bay, Victoria -
Peter Fillmore Secretary
Next Council meeting
Wednesday, 25 October, COPACC, 4:00pm
See “Harbour Redevelopment” in top menu
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.
The next meeting will be held on
Sunday 12 November 2017 at “Marrar Woorn”
FORUM REPORT -
Meeting 306, 8 October 2017 (updated)
Barham River Resort
Keep those objections going in…
while the formal time has passed they will still be received.
More than 130 people attended a public meeting on Tues Oct. 17th to discuss a $70 million resort proposal for 275 Barham River Road Apollo bay.
Mayor Chris Potter and Deputy Mayor Stephen Hart were apologies for being unable to attend.
Other councillors did not bother to reply to their invitations.
The developer Graham Duff could not attend due to a medical condition.
General Manager of Community Services Gareth Smith and planning consultant Brydon King attended to answer questions.
The resort, if ever built, would have the capacity to double Apollo Bays current population.
Many issues of concern were raised including -
Many other issues were raised and can soon be heard on a 3abrfm podcast of the meeting.
A motion was passed at the end of the meeting -
Colac Otway Shire has engaged Brydon King, a planning consultant, to help with the application process. Questions have been raised as to why ratepayers have to cover this cost? Surely the developer, who is prepared to invest $70 million, should have to pay this consultant to progress his application?
So many questions so few answers.
The Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce supports the proposal, but only represents a small percentage of local businesses.
For further information contact Pete Fillmore Secretary Otway Forum on 0428 091 694 or email@example.com
Large public meeting in Apollo Bay rejects resort proposal
If you wish to object to the resort proposal please have a look at the information HERE
Our late friend John Spencer wrote a seminal work on the planning fiasco around Apollo Bay. Much of the work is available here and is relevant to the current proposal for a massive resort in the Barham valley
Read John’s words -
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