Strategic planning

The Colac Otway Shire's Strategic Planning Unit is responsible for the development of strategies, policies and frameworks to ensure that planning, investment and decision making is relevant to the needs of the community and provides a sustainable base for future generations.

The use, development, protection and conservation of land in the Colac Otway Shire is governed by the Colac Otway Shire Planning Scheme which sets out the objectives, policies and provisions to regulate the use and development of land.

The Council is constantly reviewing the Scheme and developing new policies and strategies to ensure that planning, investment and decision making for the Colac Otway Shire is continually relevant to the municipality