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 03 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.

 PP224/2017-1 - 14 Cassidy Drive KENNET RIVER - Exhibition File(PDF, 22MB)

PP3/2018-1 - 1 Durimbil Avenue WYE RIVER - Exhibition File(PDF, 9MB)  

PP169/2014-2 - 320 Mooleric Road BIRREGURRA - Exhibition File(PDF, 2MB)  

PP114/2017-1 - 6180 Great Ocean Road APOLLO BAY - Exhibition File(PDF, 17MB)  

PP279/2017-1 - 45 Rivendell Lane FORREST - Exhibition File(PDF, 104MB)  

PP188/2017-1 - 30 Nelson Street APOLLO BAY - Exhibition File(PDF, 20MB)  

PP146 2017-1 - 17 Thomson Street APOLLO BAY - Exhibition File(PDF, 15MB)

PP297/2017-1 - 57 Karingal Drive WYE RIVER - Exhibition File(PDF, 46MB)

PP292/2017-1 - 26 Karingal Drive WYE RIVER - Exhibition File(PDF, 53MB)

PP233/2017-1 - 535 Colac Lavers Hill Rd BARONGAROOK - Exhibition File(PDF, 3MB)

PP264/2017-1 - 8 Polwarth Street COLAC - Exhibition File(PDF, 58MB)

PP203/2017-1 - 94 Hart Street COLAC - Exhibition File(PDF, 7MB)

PP283/2017-1 - 61 Karingal Drive WYE RIVER - Exhibition File(PDF, 112MB)

PP222/2017-1 - 485 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay - Exhibition File(PDF, 13MB)

PP256/2017-1 - 23-27 Ennis Street Birregurra - Exhibition File(PDF, 6MB)  

PP247/2017-1 - 17-21 Clark Street COLAC - Exhibition File(PDF, 6MB)  

PP278/2017-1 - 39 Riverside Drive WYE RIVER - Exhibition File(PDF, 13MB)  

PP260/2017-1 - 47-49 Great Ocean Road APOLLO BAY - Exhibition File(PDF, 4MB)

PP124/2017-1 - 4715 Great Ocean Road LAVERS HILL - Exhibition File(PDF, 9MB)

PP209/2017-1 - 10 Hickeys Cutting SKENES CREEK - Exhibition File(PDF, 28MB)  

PP236/2017-1 - 19-21 Moore Street APOLLO BAY - Exhibition File(PDF, 7MB)  

PP237/2017-1 - 33 Grant Street FORREST - Exhibition File(PDF, 4MB)

PP86/2017-1 - 15 Nelson Street APOLLO BAY - Exhibition File(PDF, 26MB)  

PP143/2017-1 - 3225 Great Ocean Road GLENAIRE - Exhibition file(PDF, 7MB)

PP174/2017-1 - 4570 Princes Highway BIRREGURRA - Exhibition File(PDF, 14MB)

PP203/2017-1 - 94 Hart Street COLAC - Exhibition File(PDF, 7MB)

PP178/2017-1 - 36 Old Coach Road SKENES CREEK - Exhibition File(PDF, 13MB) 

PP169/2017-1 275 Barham River Road Apollo Bay - Exhibition File

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 inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au.  Please ensure you include the property address and reference number in your submission

Objection to Granting of a Planning Permit(PDF, 11KB)

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

3. Appealing a decision

If an applicant or resident is unhappy with a decision 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

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

Council has, over the past couple of years, considered a couple of iterations 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 has lodged an appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) against the failure of Council to make a decision on the Development Plan within a reasonable timeframe. The initial stages of the VCAT proceedings have commenced, with a Compulsory Conference held on 19 January 2017. However, the scheduled Hearing was adjourned at the request of the applicant.

A three day Hearing has now been scheduled to commence on 7 May 2018, with a Compulsory Conference scheduled for 15 March 2018. The applicant has recently submitted to Council an amended Development Plan for discussion, which may be substituted for the previous Development Plan as part of the VCAT proceedings. The amended documentation can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

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 about Council’s position on this version of the Development Plan. This will be considered  at the Ordinary Council meeting on 28 February 2018.

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 amended Development Plan provided to Council on 18 January 2018, can be viewed by clicking on the link below, or in person at:

  • Apollo Bay Service Centre: 69 Nelson St, Apollo Bay VIC 3233  

  • Colac Service Centre: 2-6 Rae 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 8 February 2018, to ensure that any comments can be considered when assessing the revised Development Plan and drafting the Council report. Submissions, which must be in writing and should include reference to ‘DPO5 Development Plan submission’, can be submitted in either of the following ways:

Amended Development Plans 

DPO5 - 6230 & 6280 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay - Development Plan Summary - January 2018(PDF, 9MB)

DPO5 - 6230 & 6280 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay - Overall Development Plan (Version 25)(PDF, 4MB)