DELWP is working alongside the Otway Coast Committee (OCC), Colac Otway Shire (COS) and Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) to discuss community and infrastructure projects at Apollo Bay and Marengo.
During Stage 1 consultation, held in 2018, we invited the Apollo Bay and Marengo communities to consider the various long-term approaches to coastal erosion following winter storms.
Stage 2 community consultation took place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March 2019. Community feedback has provided the agencies involved with valuable insights about projects in Apollo Bay and Marengo. This feedback will inform future decision-making to ensure the community’s voices are heard and understood.
A ‘what we heard’ document is available now following the March 2019 consultation sessions, with comments and next steps discussed throughout.
Update - May 2020
The Victorian Government has invested $3 million to design and commence construction of new permanent coastal protection structures that will protect beaches in and around Apollo Bay and safeguard sections of the Great Ocean Road.
The specific design and location of the protection structures will be determined through detailed engineering and planning to ensure it delivers the best value for money.
Extensive local community engagement over several years on the issue of coastal erosion will be incorporated into the design.
For more information on the project: https://www.marineandcoasts.vic.gov.au/coastal-programs/apollo-bay-and-marengo