The application seeks approval for use and development of the land for a residential hotel and leisure and recreation integrated tourism facility.

Panel or Committee

The Minister for Planning decided to call in Planning Permit PP169/207-1 at the request of Colac Otway Shire Council, under section 97C of the Planning and Environment Act.

Panel members

The Minister appointed a Panel:

  • William O'Neil
  • Michael Malouf
  • Annabel Paul



The planning permit application was placed on public notification between 25 September and 24 October 2017 and generated over 155 objections and over 10 submissions of support.

Matter called in by Minister for Planning

Matter called in by Minister for Planning on 31 December 2017 at the request of Colac Otway Shire Council.

Directions hearing

A directions hearing took place on Wednesday 14 March 2018 commencing at 10.00am at Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Club, Whelan Street, Apollo Bay

Public hearing

Following receipt of further information from the permit applicant, public hearings will be scheduled.

Panel report

Following the public hearings, the Panel will submit its report.


Once a final decision has been made, it will be made available on this page.

More Information

If you have any questions or need further information, get in touch via the contact details below.

  • For information about the Panel process, please contact:
    Greta Grivas
    Senior Project Officer
    Planning Panels Victoria
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5121
    ✉ Email: planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au