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

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

Page last updated: 22/08/19