Our role

The advisory Committee was appointed to consider the MCG Quarries application for a basalt stone quarry at 320 Mooleric Road, Ombersley.

The Colac Otway Shire refused MCG Quarries Pty Ltd's planning permit application (PP169/2014).

On 10 February 2015, MCG Quarries applied to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeal Tribunal (VCAT) (Application for Review P281/2015) for a review of the Council's decision.

The Minister for Planning called in the matter from VCAT on 26 October 2015.

The Minister appointed this Committee on 18 December 2015, to consider the matter.

Committee members

  • Nick Wimbush (Chair)
  • Stephen Hancock
  • Katherine Navarro

Read the advisory committee member biographies (DOC, 37.5 KB).


Advisory Committee establishedThe Advisory Committee was appointed on 18 December 2015.
Directions Hearings

19 February 2016
16 March 2016

A further Directions Hearing will be held at 10.00am on Tuesday 20 September 2016 in Hearing Room 2 at Planning Panels Victoria, Ground Floor, 1 Spring Street (on the corner of Flinders Street), Melbourne.

Interim Report

The Advisory Committee submitted an Interim Report and Request for Governor in Council Order on 20 April 2016.

Following the consideration of the matter by the Governor in Council the interim report (PDF, 647.0 KB) was publicly released on  20 July 2016.

Public Hearings

The Public Hearings are likely start in the week commencing Monday 21 November 2016 and continue as required.

Submission of Final Report

In accordance with the Terms of Reference the Advisory Committee is required to submit its report within 40 working days of the last Hearing day.

More information

If you have any queries please contact Greta Grivas from Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 8392 5121 or planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au.