Apollo Bay Harbour

“Apollo Bay News”

Darren Brimacombe

Apollo Bay is experiencing considerable growth in tourism and residential development with a current population of around 1,200 which swells to 15,000-18,000 over the peak holiday season.

Did you know that the Apollo Bay Harbour is one of only three safe blue water havens in Victoria’s area west of Port Phillip Bay?

Apollo Bay Harbour Precinct Plan
The ever progressive Colac Otway Shire had developed and adopted a concept plan for re-development outlining potential development and improvement opportunities for the Apollo Bay Harbour precinct. Including integrating the Harbour and the town with new shared pathways and improved access with increased parking.

The vision for the master plan “The Apollo Bay Habour Precinct” will be the new focal point for the town and surrounding region and a “Must See” destination along the Great Ocean Road.

With the underlying principle of the master plan process, Apollo Bay must capitalise on its unique location and develop in a way to set it apart from other towns along the Great Ocean Road. With the emphasis to maintain: A distinctive seaside village atmosphere; and the port as a working harbour.

A $1.6M upgrade of the marina at Apollo Bay is complete. This new marina is a lot safer and has the capacity to accommodate for an increased number of berths in Apollo Bay. The new facility caters for boats up to 18m in length, and will benefit commercial and recreational boat mooring conditions at the harbour. Some technical Features of the Marina include:

• A ten year warrantee for pontoons, connections, mooring fittings and piles against breakage, structural distress, cracking etc.
• The pontoon material is resistant to Ultraviolet light, salt water, petrochemicals, marine organisms and fire.
• The deck is finished with an anti-slip surface for alleviating risks of injuries suffered due to slipping.
• Energy efficient lighting of appropriate intensity for navigation, security and pedestrian movement.

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