Apollo Bay residents will benefit from a $40,000 Brumby Government grant to support a key urban improvement project.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the $40,000 for support the review of urban growth potential in Apollo Bay.
“Today’s boost will help Colac Otway Shire Council in its review of sustainable areas included in the Apollo Bay settlement boundary in Amendment C55, adjacent to the Barham River,” Ms Tierney said.
“The project proposes to review the potential of land to the west of Apollo Bay for urban development, now that the Great Ocean Road development is not proceeding.”
“Council also intends to review the impacts of the Future Coast Project modeling of predicted sea level rise on the potential development and growth of Apollo Bay.”
“This project will be a fantastic contribution to the liveability of the Apollo Bay community.”
Planning Minister Justin Madden said Apollo Bay was one of 13 Victorian communities this year to benefit from the Brumby Labor Government’s $13.5 million four year Creating Better Places program.
“The Brumby Labor Government is committed to supporting the development of strong, vibrant communities right across Victoria,” Mr Madden said.
“This program is about assisting Victorian council’s like Colac Otway Shire and their communities to create well designed public spaces that are accessible and are welcoming.
“The funding announced today will allow the council to move ahead with this important urban improvement project which will have enormous benefits to the Apollo Bay community once completed.’’
The program builds on the Brumby Labor Government’s Melbourne 2030 and its planning update Melbourne @ 5 million funding urban improvement projects in metropolitan activity centres and regional cities and towns.