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 a Panel:

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

Learn more by reading the member 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

A second directions hearing will be held on:

Date: Thursday 23 August
Time: 11.30 am
Location: Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre, 4 Whelan Street, Apollo Bay

A directions hearing took place on Wednesday 14 March 2018 commencing at 10.00am at Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Club, Whelan Street, Apollo Bay.

At the Directions Hearing, the Panel issued the following Directions:

Public Hearings

Public Hearings will commence on Monday 17 September 2018 at Apollo Bay Senior Cititzens Centre, 4 Whelan Street, Apollo Bay.

Download the Expert Witness Reports

Updated Application Material

In response to the Panel’s request, an amended Planning Permit Application and supporting material has been provided by the proponent, Oceans United Investments Group Pty Ltd.

View the updated application material available here

The updated material is also available for inspection during business hours at the following locations:

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Barwon South West
Regional Planning Services
Statutory Planning Services
Level 4, State Government Offices
30-38 Little Malop Street
Geelong VIC 3220

Colac Otway Shire Council
Apollo Bay Office
69 Nelson Street
Apollo Bay VIC 3233

Colac Otway Shire Council
Colac Office
2-6 Rae Street
Colac VIC 3250

Panel report

Following the public hearings, the Panel will submit its report.


Following receipt of further information from the permit applicant, public hearings will be scheduled.

More Information

For information about the Panel process, please contact

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