Draft 2018-2019 Budget
May 9, 2018

Notice is hereby given that Colac Otway Shire Council has prepared the Draft 2018-2019 Budget, with the community invited to make written submissions.

The draft Budget has been prepared in accordance with sections 125-127 and 129 of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act).

A copy of the draft Budget has been available for inspection on weekdays at Council’s Customer Service Centre at 2-6 Rae Street, Colac between 8.30am and 5pm and at the Apollo Bay Customer Service Centre, 69 Nelson Street, Apollo Bay between 8.30am and 1pm from Monday, 7 May 2018.

A copy of the draft Budget is also available at and at the Apollo Bay and Colac libraries.


Any person wishing to make a written submission pursuant to section 223 of the Act on the draft Budget must lodge a submission by 5pm on Tuesday, 5 June 2018. Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Colac Otway Shire, PO Box 283, Colac VIC 3250.

Any person making a written submission is entitled to state in the submission that they wish to appear in person at a date and time to be determined to be heard in support of the submission, or to be represented by a person specified in the submission.

All written submissions lodged with the Council will become public documents available for inspection by the public in accordance with the Act.

Council will meet to formally consider the Budget at the Ordinary Council meeting on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 at 4pm at COPACC.

Any person requiring further information concerning any of the documents or the making of a written submission should contact Council on (03) 5232 9400.

Ordinary Council meeting 

The May 2018 Council meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 23 May, 4pm at COPACC, Gellibrand Street, Colac.

Copies of the agenda will be available at on Friday 18 May.

Council meetings are open to the public and interested people are welcome to attend.

Economic Development & Tourism Strategy Survey

The Colac Otway Shire's Economic Development & Tourism department is conducting a survey to gather information from businesses to assist in the development of the Economic Development & Tourism Strategy 2018-2022.

It is very important that we are able to gather this feedback, because our local business people are best placed to identify gaps and opportunities in our current market.

Please visit to complete the survey.

Survey closes Thursday, May 31

Robert Dobrzynski

Acting Chief Executive Officer


COSCouncil Enquiries

(03) 5232 9400    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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