Colac Otway Tourism Parking and Traffic Strategy

On display until 31 August 2018, 04:00 PM

The Colac Otway Shire has commenced the preparation of the Colac Otway Tourism Parking and Traffic Strategy for Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek, Marengo, Wye River, Separation Creek, Lavers Hill, Forrest, Kennett River.

The main aim of the Strategy is to:

  • provide a current, evidence based Tourism Parking and Traffic Strategy, and

  • outline the infrastructure priorities and traffic management strategies that are urgently required within the Great Ocean Road Region. 

 The project has commenced with the appointment of a project manager to oversee the day to day running of the project, and the engagement of GTA consultants who will deliver the strategy.

The land which is being considered as part of the project is subject to complex governing arrangements so the preparation of the Strategy will be overseen by a cross government and agency steering committee which includes representatives from:

  • Colac Otway Shire Council

  • VicRoads

  • Transport for Victoria

  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

  • Parks Victoria

  • Otway Coast Committee, and

  • Great Ocean Road Tourism.

 Overview of community consultation

Council is inviting the community and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences in relation to tourism related parking and traffic management issues in Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek, Marengo, Wye River, Separation Creek, Kennett River, Lavers Hill, and Forrest .

We will be holding two phases of consultation in June and August respectively.

The first phase – June 2018

  • The purpose of the first phase of consultation is to gather information from the community and stakeholders to find out the key issues and opportunities associated with tourism related parking and traffic matters.

The second phase – August 2018

  • The second phase will seek feedback from the community and stakeholders in relation to the draft traffic management and parking concepts before we finalise a draft strategy.

 The final phase – late 2018

  • The draft Strategy will be the subject of a public exhibition process as part of its formal adoption by Council.

 Phase One Consultation Activities

Council will be holding a number of activities as part of phase one consultation.

These will include:

  • Facilitated workshops to explore issues and opportunities held in Forrest, Wye River, Kennett River, and Apollo By. We encourage people from Skenes Creek and Lavers Hill to attend the Apollo Bay session A drop-in session in Apollo Bay to provide an opportunity for people from all towns to ask questions and provide information
  • A government, agency and business workshop in Colac

  • An online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COSTourismInfra available until close of business Friday 29 June.

 The times and venues for each session are noted as follows:  

Session

Time and Date

Venue

Forrest Community Workshop

Saturday 9 June, 10am to 12pm

Forrest Primary School

Kennett River Community Workshop

Saturday 9 June, 2pm to 4pm

Kennett River Surf Life Saving Club Bunkhouse

Wye River and Separation Creek Community Workshop

Sunday 10 June, 9:30am to 11:30am

Wye River CFA

Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek, and Lavers Hill Community Workshop

Sunday 10 June, 1.30pm to 3:30 pm

Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Hall

Drop-in session for all towns

Thursday 14th June, 3pm to 6pm

Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Hall

 Drop-in sessions for all towns
Saturday 16 June 9am to 11.30am
Chocolate Platypi - Forrest

The workshop will focus on the tourism related parking and traffic issues associated with the town where the workshop is being held.  For example, we will focus on Kennett River issues in the Kennett River workshop session.

We recognise, however, that people may not be able to attend the nominated workshop or drop-in session. We encourage you to contact the project manager to register for a different session or to discuss alternative arrangements.

Registration

Whilst it is not essential to register, we would appreciate an email to help us plan for the workshops.

Dates and times for the second phase of consultation will be made available in the coming weeks.

Contact

For registrations, or information about the project, please email the project manager on suzanne.barker@colacotway.vic.gov.au or phone 0410 341 971 during business hours.