Otway Coast Committee

Committed to Sustainable Management

19th Jan. 2012 - Coastal Management Plan, Hooded Plovers, Apollo Bay Pool and Otway Forum Report

Coastal Management Plan

OCC’s new draft coastal plan is ready for community comment.

The OCC and the DSE have been working with the community and government agencies to develop a new coastal management plan.  The plan covers the coastal reserves from Marengo / Apollo Bay to Wye River / Separation Creek.

Community consultation

Last Saturday saw over 90 people discuss the new CMP with the consultant, OCC Chairman and OCC Executive Officer.

The OCC is interested in all and any comments, concerns and ideas the community has regarding the coastal Crown land managed by the Committee.  Comments will be accepted up to Friday 24th February 2012.

A hard copy of the plan can be viewed at the Wye River Foreshore Camping Ground, Kennett River Camping Ground and Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve.  For a digital copy, for further information or to make comments click here.

Hooded Plovers

For the last 3 Saturdays the OCC have participated in a Hooded Plover awareness program at the Community Market.  This has also involved kids and adults alike painting their own Plover calico bag.  This part of the project has been hugely successful with over 400 bags painted to date.  SOLN will be back for the next two Saturdays.  Come along, it is a great FREE activity.

Apollo Bay Pool and Otway Forum Report

The OCC’s position as reported in last week’s Otway Forum report requires clarification.  The OCC did not object to the Gambier St site, rather noted a number of issues that required further investigation.  With respect to rent for the site it needs to be noted that the OCC is expected to fund its operation from the management of the land for which it is the delegated manager and the OCC’s soon to be completed Master Plan for the Recreation Reserve has identified the Gambier St site for the installation of cabins, generating a significant funding stream.