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.

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

Panel members

The Minister appointed a Panel:

  • William O'Neil
  • Annabel Paul


Planning permit placed on public exhibition

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

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

Public Hearings

Directions Hearing: A Directions Hearing will take place on Wednesday 14 March 2018 commencing at 10.00am at Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Club, Whelan Street, Apollo Bay

Public Hearings: Hearings expected to be held the week commencing 16 April 2018 for approximately 5-10 days.

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

For more information on the Panel process, please get in touch via the contact details below:

Greta Grivas
Senior Project Officer
Planning Panels Victoria
☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5121
✉ Email: