Council welcomes Minister’s call-in of Barham River Road development
Published on 09 January 2018
Colac Otway Shire Council has welcomed the decision of the Minister to call-in the Barham River Road resort development application.
The decision is in line with the position Council took in November 2017, which supported the call-in as it allows for the process to consider the full spectrum of local, regional and state implications.
“Under a call in scenario, the Minister establishes an independent expert panel of planners. Its purpose is to give all parties a fair and equal hearing regarding the proposal,” said Mayor, Joe McCracken.
“This will mean that all community members, associations, clubs and interested parties can make a submission and speak to that submission at the planning panel.
“This allows ideas and opinions to be considered openly, without fear or favour, so the best outcome is achieved for the community,” Cr McCracken said.