• Hannah Phillips

Controversial Apollo Bay Resort Talks Continue

Colac Otway Shire Council has officially opposed the development of a tourist resort near Apollo Bay, saying "its size and visual impact on the amenity of the area and character of the seaside town".

A meeting was held by Council last week to discuss the proposal and outline an official position, with Mayor Joe McCracken saying: “Council agreed the development is too big and out of scale for Apollo Bay and will impact the visual appeal of the natural coastal environment.

“We also had concerns that geotechnical and landslip risks weren’t adequately addressed in the proposal, along with insufficient emergency management plans,” he said.

The proposal includes construction of 180 hotel-style rooms, 82 villas, a bar, two restaurants, shops, an observatory, wellness centre, 25 metre swimming pool and staff accommodation.

David from the Colac Herald joined Sarah on the Regional Roundup to explain the situation.

For more information and to view draft conditions, visit Council's website: www.colacotway.vic.gov.au.

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