View planning applications

1.Planning Applications currently on Public Exhibition

You can contact a Planning Officer to discuss an application by phoning the Planning Department on 5232 9400.

The following copied documents are made available for the sole purpose of enabling its consideration and review as part of a planning process under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.  The document must not be used for any purpose which may breach any Copyright.

The expiry date relates to the closing date for public exhibition, however submissions will be accepted until a decision is made on the application.

PP562017-1 - 44 Karingal Drive WYE RIVER Exhibition File(PDF, 43MB) - expires 12 April 2017

PP12-2017-1 - 4580 Princes Highway Birregurra - Exhibition Documentation - Expires 10 April 2017(PDF, 27MB)

 PP322-2016-1 - 75-91 Old Coach Road SKENES CREEK - Exhibition File - Expires 7 April 2017 V3(PDF, 45MB)

 PP307-2016-1 - 98A Wilson Street COLAC - Exhibition File(PDF, 32MB) - expires 7 April 2017  

PP299/2016-1 - 920 Corangamite Lake Road CORAGULAC - Exhibition file(PDF, 20MB) - expires 10 April 2017

PP175 2016-1 - 1390 Gellibrand River Road CHAPPLE VALE - Exhibition File(PDF, 21MB) - expires 6 April 2017

PP266/2016-1 - 33 Noel Street APOLLO BAY - Exhibition File(PDF, 15MB) - expires 27 March 2017

SCON42017-1 - 2 Dunoon Road WYE RIVER Exhibition File(PDF, 8MB)

PP412017-1 - 2 Illowra Avenue WYE RIVER Exhibition File(PDF, 45MB)

PP28-2017-1 - 88 Sinclair Street COLAC - Exhibition File(PDF, 10MB)  

PP321 2010-2 - 119 Downes Road GERANGAMETE - Exhibition File(PDF, 24MB)  

PP43/2017-1 - 19 Iluka Avenue WYE RIVER - Public notice - exhibition file(PDF, 60MB)

PP26/2017-1 - 97 Main Street BIRREGURRA - Exhibition File(PDF, 3MB)

PP107/2016-1 - 109-113 Armstrong Street COLAC Public notice - Exhibition Documentation(PDF, 21MB)

PP323-2016-1- 25 Collyers Road WARNCOORT - Exhibition file(PDF, 7MB)

PP25-2017-1 - 37 Karingal Drive WYE RIVER Public notice exhibition file(PDF, 29MB)

PP306-2016-1 - 45 Marriners Lookout Road Apollo Bay - Exhibition File(PDF, 28MB)  

PP287/2016-1- 1/26 Moore Street APOLLO BAY - Exhibition File(PDF, 28MB)  

PP191/2016 - 4275 Colac Lavers Hill Road WEEAPROINAH - Exhibition File(PDF, 36MB)  

PP321/2016-1- 68 Skene Street BIRREGURRA - Exhibition file(PDF, 9MB)  

PP24/2017-1 - 5 Iluka Avenue WYE RIVER - Exhibition File(PDF, 62MB)

PP331/2016-150 Karingal Drive WYE RIVER Exhibition File.pdf(PDF, 17MB)

PP319/2016-1 - 55 Jones Road STONEYFORD - Exhibition File(PDF, 15MB)  

PP274/2016-1 - 345 Tuxion Road APOLLO BAY - Exhibition File(PDF, 28MB)  

PP250/2016-1 - 11 Surf Avenue SKENES CREEK - Exhibition File(PDF, 6MB)  

PP314/2016-1 - 9 Prime Street Birregurra - Exhibition File(PDF, 4MB)  

PP203/2016-1 - 65 Sunnyside Road WONGARRA - Exhibition file(PDF, 38MB)  

PP248/2016-1 - 400 Coragulac Beeac Road WARRION - Exhibition File(PDF, 15MB)  

PP278/2016-1 - 70 Irrewarra School Road IRREWARRA - exhibition file – Expires 17 Jan 2017(PDF, 25MB)  

PP290/2016-1 - 40-46 Queen Street COLAC-Exhibition File - Expires 9 January 2017(PDF, 173MB)

PP146/2014-1 - 24 Riverside Drive WYE RIVER - exhibition file - Amendment(PDF, 10MB)  

PP272/2016-1 - 24 Durimbil Avenue WYE RIVER - exhibition file(PDF, 62MB)  

PP111/2016-1 - 102 Hearn Street COLAC - Exhibition file(PDF, 7MB)   

PP232/2014-2 - 2643 Colac Forrest Road FORREST - Exhibition file(PDF, 73MB)  

PP225/2016-1 - 19 McRae Road WYE RIVER - Exhibition File(PDF, 55MB)  

PP222/2016-1 - 37 Morley Avenue WYE RIVER - Exhibition File(PDF, 25MB)

PP177/2016-1 - 43 Balcauscas Access YUULONG - Exhibition file(PDF, 16MB)  

PP178/2016-1 - 2 Costerman Terrace MARENGO - Exhibition File(PDF, 7MB)

PP142/2016-1 - 329, 329A, 331 & 333 Princes Highway COLAC WEST - Exhibition File(PDF, 42MB) - expires 20 October 2016  

PP97/2016-1 - 240 Baynes Road Alvie - Exhibition File(PDF, 7MB) - expires 9 September 2016

PP147/2016-24-Iluka-Avenue-Wye River - Exhibition -File(PDF, 25MB) - expires 31 August 2016

2.Making a Submission

If you would like to make a submission relating to a planning permit application, you must do so in writing to the Planning Department.  You can use the below forms or simply write a letter or email  Please ensure you include the property address and reference number in your submission

Objection to Granting of a Planning Permit(PDF, 39KB)

Withdrawal of Objection to Granting a Planning Permit(PDF, 9KB)

3.Appealing a decision

If an applicant or resident is unahppy with a decsicion there may be an option to have the application reviewed by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).


4.Other proposals currently on public exhibition

Amended Development Plan (DPO5) – 6230 and 6280 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

Council at its Planning Committee meeting on 19 September 2016 deferred a decision regarding the submission of a Development Plan for the above land, prepared under the provisions of Schedule 5 to the Development Plan Overlay (DPO5) in the Colac Otway Planning Scheme. The applicant subsequently lodged an appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) against the failure of Council to make a decision on that Development Plan within a reasonable timeframe.

Council at its Planning Committee meeting on 14 December 2016 again considered the DP05 and resolved not to support the application.

Although Council has now refused to support the application, the VCAT process must still continue. The initial stages of the VCAT proceedings have commenced, with a Compulsory Conference held on 19 January 2017 at which an amended Development Plan was substituted by the applicant. A copy of the amended plan can be viewed below.

That plan was subsequently amended further on 14 February 2017.  This can be viewed below under the heading - Amended Plan 14/02/2017

Council recognises the significance of this site being the major entrance to Apollo Bay and is committed to ongoing community engagement and input to the planning process. Council therefore is inviting submissions from the community regarding the amended Development Plan, to help inform the decision to be made by Council at its 8 March 2017 Planning Committee meeting. It should be noted that, as there is no statutory process for undertaking public notification on Development Plans, there are also no third party appeal rights (such as going to VCAT) for submitters.

The consideration of the Development Plan at the 8 March Planning Committee meeting will provide the applicant with Council’s position regarding the revised Development Plan,  allowing the applicant to make an informed decision about whether to continue with the VCAT Hearing at an Administrative Mention on 16 March 2017. The full Hearing is scheduled for three days commencing on 26 April 2017.

The amended Development Plan provided to Council at the VCAT Compulsory Conference, as subsequently further amended on 14 February 2017, can be viewed below or in person at:

  • Apollo Bay Service Centre: 69 Nelson St, Apollo Bay VIC 3233  
  • 101-105 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250 

Should you wish to lodge a submission to the amended Development Plan, we would request that you do this by 5.00pm on 20 February 2017, to ensure that any comments can be considered in assessing the revised Development Plan and drafting the Planning Committee report. Submissions should include reference being a ‘Submission on Development Plan (DPO5) – 6230 and 6280 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay’ and can be made in writing in either of the following ways:

Amended Development Plan Submitted at VCAT Compulsory Conference

Overall Development Plan V14 06/12/2016(PDF, 1MB)

Amended Plan - 14/02/2017

Amended Development Plan - Overall Development Plan - 14/02/2017(PDF, 586KB)