Community Infrastructure Plan - Apollo Bay - Skenes Creek - Marengo

Community Infrastructure Plan

 About the Project

Colac Otway Shire Council, in partnership with the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority, is preparing a Community Infrastructure Plan for Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo.

Key deliverables of the project include:

  • A District Plan outlining key linkages between towns and between activity centres and destinations (recreational trails, walking and cycling connections).
  • Foreshore Masterplans for Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay Central Foreshore and Marengo.
  • A Streetscape Plan for the Great Ocean Road and Pascoe Street in the commercial heart of Apollo Bay.
  • Township Design Guidelines for Apollo Bay that includes streetscape and park furniture and materials palette.

The project has already delivered the Apollo Bay Harbour Development Plan.  You can view the Harbour plan at this link https://www.colacotway.vic.gov.au/Planning-building/Strategic-planning/Current-Strategic-projects/Apollo-Bay-Harbour

Current Project Update

Significant background literature review, technical analysis and extensive community consultation has been completed for the project to date. This work is summarised in the Issues and Opportunities Paper which you can find here(PDF, 12MB) and in the consultation summaries which you can read here(PDF, 4MB) and here(PDF, 3MB).

Following the second round of consultation, the list of ideas, issues and concerns to be worked through for different parts of the project grew significantly, particularly with regard to the foreshore masterplans and the streetscape plan for the commercial centre of Apollo Bay.

The project team have been continuing to work with key stakeholders to identify opportunities and overcome obstacles in finalising the draft Community Infrastructure Plan.

It is anticipated that the Plan will be placed on public exhibition early in 2022.