Otway Forum Report

11th November 2018
OTWAY FORUM MEETING No. 318 - November 11 2018

Cr. Stephen Hart in attendance.

- Sarah Henderson announces $17m in pork barrelling promises.

- $1m mothers beach parking upgrade.

- $1.8m harbour entry road up grade.

- $1.74m breakwater road upgrade

- $2.5m fishing co-op 2nd storey restaurant.

- $2.43m boardwalk, plaza, link to town.

- $2.21m new port operations depot.

- $0.82m utility upgrades.

- $5 MILLION Wild Dog to Skenes walking/cycling trail.

- Swimming pool committee still looking for funding!!!

- $14m still needed to fix infrastructure and dredging issues at the harbour.

- The walking trail feasibility study has so far cost $75,000, with much more to be spent before it can be presented to DELWP for possible approval.

- Technical reports attached to the study point to the inherent risks of the currently accelerating sea level rise and increasing storm surge activity on large stretches of the proposed route.

- Ancient aboriginal middens all along the coast are fast disappearing.

- Geotechnical reports also warn of land slip risks along the cliff sections of the track.

- It might be feasible but is it sensible!!!!

- Find these reports in the agenda for Oct. COS meeting.

- To walk along the beach to Skenes takes 1 hour and can be done at low tide at least 6 hrs per day!!!!

- Latest DELWP beach erosion options report due in December.

- Groynes widely supported at info day as a long term option.

- A minimum number could be six at 50 metres approx. $1m each!!!

- Current emergency rock wall being built at Milford St. is $6000 per metre.

- The cup weekend swell event showed waves still overtopping the track at this location!!

- GOR Task Force final report has 26 major recommendations, many highlighting the need for better long term planning!!!

- Will there be a moratorium until the new GOR authority is in place???

- The 5 yearly Victorian Coastal Strategy to be released next year.

- Boat ramp car parking to be halfed after a $800,000? planned upgrade??

- 70 parks with trailers, reduced to 35?? Is this necessary??

- Well done to COS for new main street lighting, seats and rubbish bins!!

- More lighting, street repairs, kerbing and footpaths urgently needed in back streets!!!

- COS to hold a pop up info day on its budget this Thursday at the bakery 12-2pm.

- If any of the above concerns you please have your say on Thursday at the popup.

- Apollo Bay contributes to 23% of rate revenue but only receives 11% of spending.

- COS didn’t have a wish list document ready for state election lobbying??


Otway Forum meets 2nd Sunday of every month at 3pm at Marrar Woorn or find us at www.forum.apollobay.org.au

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Peter Fillmore
Hon. Secretary
Otway Forum

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