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 Panel:

  • Dalia Cook (Chair)
  • Annabel Paul
  • Sandra Brizga

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies (DOC, 49.5 KB).



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

Directions hearings were held on: Wednesday 14 March 2018 and Thursday 23 August

Public Hearings

Public Hearings were held on 17, 18, 20 and 21 September and 8, 9, 10, 11, 15 and 16 October.

Panel Report

The Panel submitted its report on 13 December 2018.

Apollo Bay Tourism Resort Panel Report (PDF, 2.7 MB)

More Information

For information about the Panel process, please contact

Planning Panels Victoria
✉ Email: planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au


Some files are unavailable online. For a copy, please contact Greta Grivas on (03) 8392 5121 or planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au

All project documents will be placed here:

Panel documents


Updated Application Material

Referral authority responses

Expert Witness Reports


Objectors to 275 Barham River Road Development Inc:

Oceans United Investments Group Pty Ltd: