The Minister for Planning has appointed the Cape Otway Road Development Advisory Committee to report on the proposed elite athlete training, accommodation, retail and tourism facility at 1300-1320 Cape Otway Road, Modewarre.

The proposal seeks to provide for elite athletes in a high-performance sports training facility, featuring a sports science, innovation and education hub, sports fields with four and five-star accommodation, including up to 61 accommodation lodges and a 128-room hotel, wellness centre, retail village with fine and casual dining, art gallery, sculpture park, farmers market venue, childcare centre, micro-brewery, office, and a sewerage treatment plant.

More Information

  • For day to day liaison or questions on the proposed site-specific controls contact:
    Mark Gregory, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning 
    ☎ Phone: (03) 5226 4606
    ✉ Email:  mark.gregory@delwp.vic.gov.au
  • If you have any questions on the Advisory Committee and Public Hearing process contact:
    Andrea Harwood, Planning Panels Victoria
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5123
    ✉ Email:  planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au

Panel or Committee

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Advisory Committee Members

  • Kathy Mitchell (Chair)
  • Bill O'Neil (Deputy Chair)
  • Elissa Bell
  • Natasha Reifschneider

Learn more about the Members by reading their biographies (PDF, 107.6 KB).


Stage 1 - Initial Assessment

The Committee has undertaken an initial assessment of the material that has been prepared by the proponent. The Committee has produced a report to the Minister for Planning which considers whether there is sufficient strategic justification for the proposal to continue at the site, including whether any further information or strategic work is required from the proponent.

Development Advisory Committee Stage 1 report (PDF, 1.2 MB)

The Minister for Planning directed the Proponent to submit updated planning scheme amendment documents and supporting reports in accordance with the Advisory Committee's 16 recommendations.

View the updated proposal documents

Stage 2 - Public Exhibition

Submissions to the Advisory Committee on the proposal were invited between 21 October and 28 November 2019. Submissions are now closed.

Stage 3 - Public Hearing

Directions Hearing:

A Directions Hearing was held at Planning Panels Victoria on Friday, 13 December 2019. 

View the Committee's Directions (PDF, 315.7 KB)

Public Hearing:

The Public Hearing will commence at 10.00am on Monday, 3 February 2020 at Surf Coast Shire Council Chamber, Torquay.

View the Hearing Timetable (PDF, 254.1 KB)

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to give people an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission. The Public Hearing is open to the public.

Stage 4 - Final Report

The Committee will produce a final written report for the Minister for Planning no later than 40 business days from the final day of Public Hearing.

CORA Advisory Committee Report (PDF, 3.1 MB)

Have your say

Find out how to get involved and have your say on the CORA Development proposal.

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Terms of Reference (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Member Biography (PDF, 107.6 KB)

Stage 1 Report

CORA Development Advisory Committee - Stage 1 Report
(PDF, 1.2 MB)

CORA Advisory Committee Report (PDF, 3.1 MB)

Stage 1 Documents

Document 1 - Revised Terms of Reference (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Document 2 - Issues on notice for the Proponent (PDF, 247.1 KB)

Document 3 - Geelong Region Alliance (G21) letter (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Document 4 - CORA Victorian Business Case (PDF, 9.8 MB)

Document 5 - Draft Responses to Issues on Notice (PDF, 266.2 KB)

Document 6 - CORA Strategic Justification (PDF, 4.3 MB)

Document 7 - Ownership Plan

Document 8 - CORA Corporate Structure (PDF, 34.8 KB)

Document 9 - CORA Precinct & Staging Maps (PDF, 584.6 KB)

Document 10 - CORA Plan of Contours (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Document 11 - EPBC Act Notification of Decision (PDF, 67.7 KB)

Document 12 - EES Referral for CORA (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Document 13 - CORA DAC Response to Issue 6.3 (PDF, 136.7 KB)

Document 14 - COESR Hydrogeological baseline study (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Document 15 - Confidential

Document 16 - Concept Plan 10052018 (PDF, 741.6 KB)

Document 17 - Email from Committee to parties for further input

Document 18 - EPA input

Please contact planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au if you would like an electronic copy of the initial proposal documents.