Draft Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek, Marengo Community Infrastructure Plan

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The draft Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo Community Infrastructure Plan (draft CIP) presents a long-term vision and concept plans for key infrastructure within Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo over the next 20-30 years.

It was developed as a partnership project between Colac Otway Shire Council (Council) and the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority (the Authority).

For this project, community infrastructure includes public spaces and facilities (managed by Council and the Authority) that support the social and economic health and wellbeing of Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo. It does not plan for community infrastructure provided by other agencies, such as healthcare, education and emergency services.

The draft CIP is a broad plan, covering a large study area and applies to public land across various land management boundaries. It recognises the stress on existing infrastructure exacerbated by climate change, coastal erosion, population growth, tourism and visitation and aims to ensure that infrastructure is suitably planned to cater for future community and visitor needs.

Key features of the draft CIP are:

  • A District Plan – outlines primary linkages between town activity nodes and destinations (recreational trails, walking and cycling connections).
  • Foreshore Masterplans – for Skenes Creek foreshore, the Apollo Bay central foreshore and Marengo foreshore.
  • Streetscape Plans – two different options for the Great Ocean Road and Pascoe Street, between Thomson Street and Nelson Street (including Hardy Street, Moore Street and McLaren Parade) in the commercial heart of Apollo Bay.
  • Design Guidelines – for the Apollo Bay Streetscape.
  • Harbour Development Plan (this element was finalised and adopted by Council in December 2020).

The draft CIP has been informed by:

  • significant community and stakeholder suggestions and comments
  • background technical studies including consideration of coastal process and hazards, a community infrastructure audit and assessment and a civil infrastructure audit
  • a review of other relevant State and local legislation, strategies and policies which inform, govern or influence infrastructure provision.

Council and the Authority are now seeking feedback on the draft CIP.

Community feedback will help Council and the Authority determine priority projects, staging and funding opportunities.

You can read the draft document here:

Draft Combined Community Infrastructure Plan (low res)(PDF, 14MB)

Draft Community Infrastructure Plan - overview (high res)(PDF, 1MB)

Draft Community Infrastructure Plan - Part A - District Plan (high res) (PDF, 8MB)

Draft Community Infrastructure Plan - Part B - Foreshore Masterplans (high res)(PDF, 6MB)

Hard copies of the Draft Community Infrastructure Plan can also be viewed at the Apollo Bay Visitor Information Centre (GORVIC), Apollo Bay Library or Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House.

For more information, come along to an Open House Session:

  • Friday 24 June 2022, 4pm - 6pm or
  • Saturday 25 June 2022, 10am - 12pm

Location:  Apollo Bay Golf Club, 2/20 Nelson Street, Apollo Bay VIC 3233

Alternatively please call or email Council on 5232 9400 or inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au and mention the Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek & Marengo Community Infrastructure Plan.

Submissions must be made in writing and close on Friday 22 July 2022.

Email: inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au


Mail to: CIP Consultation, Colac Otway Shire Council, PO Box 283, COLAC 3250

Background Information:

CIP Community Infrastructure Assessment (April 2021)(PDF, 2MB)

CIP Issues and Opportunities Report (2019)(PDF, 12MB)

CIP - Phase 1 Consultation Summary(PDF, 3MB) 

CIP - Phase 2 Consultation Summary (PDF, 4MB)

CIP - Water Technology Report (PDF, 8MB)