Universal Planning were appointed by Parks Victoria in July 2018 as their Town Planning Consultants for Town Planning advice, guidance and reports for Stage 1 works of The Ship Wreck Coast Master Plan which involves lodging planning applications on the following Great Ocean Road iconic locations:
- New viewing platforms at Saddle Lookout (Twelve Apostles)
- Port Campbell Pedestrian Bridge Crossing (Township of Port Campbell)
- A new viewing platform at The Loch Arch Blow Hole
- Associated new or upgraded, relatively short lengths of walking tracks and boardwalks at each site to provide connectivity with the new structures
The applications are currently being assessed by Corangamite Shire Council and our involvement continues with the ongoing negotiations with Council, State and Federal Government Agencies in providing the additional information and planning responses requested to enable permits to be issued.
In November 2018, we secured a further consultancy to provide planning permit trigger advice and coordination of the facilities upgrade at Maits Rest, 17 km west of Apollo Bay. At this stage, we are working along side Parks Victoria’s appointed consultants, the State Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Colac Otway Shire Council, to have access to this popular and favourite Great Ocean Road attraction improved for all.
We received a further consultancy in February 2019 to seek buildings and works permits for implementation of Stage 2 of the Merri Creek Master Plan. This involves preparing and lodgement of planning applications to both the City of Hume and Whittlesea Councils.