Cape Otway Road Australia (CORA) brings together the worlds of elite sport and wellbeing, uniting people who share a desire to be the best they can be in a unique, Australian surf-coast environment.

CORA will be renowned around the world as the ground-breaking venue on the southern edge of the great southern continent. The place where the latest innovations in elite sport performance, health and wellbeing are immersed in a unique environment of natural beauty, arts, culture & food.

 

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THE WORLD’S BEST ATHLETES.

THE NATION’S NEW SPORTING ICON.

THE STATE’S NEW TOURIST DESTINATION.

Nestled in the hinterland of Victoria’s iconic Surf Coast, CORA will bring together the worlds of elite sport, health and wellbeing in a unique environment of natural beauty, arts, culture & food.

It will attract the world’s top professional athletes as well as international, interstate and local visitors; bringing a new global focus on Australia and the Great Ocean Road.

With sustainability at its core, CORA is intended to be a LEED Platinum site. With low-rise buildings, all below the tree line, CORA will be a natural part of the landscape.

CORA will be a major drawcard for the region and for Victoria offering:

  • World-class sporting facilities, catering for nine out of the 10 most popular sports in Australia
  • A sports performance hub and educational precinct
  • Four and five-star accommodation including Eco Lodges and a Waterside Hotel
  • A Wellness Centre
  • A Retail Village curating the best local and Australian brands
  • Fine and casual dining options
  • An Art Gallery and Sculpture Trail
  • A Farmers’ Market showcasing local produce
  • An Organic Farm providing homegrown food for our restaurants on site
  • A 90 place Child Care Centre

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  1. Retail Village
  2. Hotel
  3. Wellness Centre
  4. Media Centre
  5. Elite Sports Facilities
  6. Sports Science Hub
  7. Gymnasium
  8. Managers Residence
  1. Rural Residential Lot (24 No.)
  2. Woodland Eco Lodges (37 No) / Homestead Lodges (24 No.)
  3. Main Entry / Frontage to Cape Otway Road
  4. Secondary Entry Via Connie’s Lane
  1. Sculpture Garden
  2. Staff Accommodation
  3. Seasonal Wetlands
  4. Depot and Plant
  5. Water Treatment Plant
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  1. Retail Village
  2. Hotel
  3. Wellness Centre
  4. Media Centre
  5. Elite Sports Facilities
  6. Sports Science Hub
  7. Gymnasium
  8. Managers Residence
  9. Rural Residential Lot (24 No.)
  10. Woodland Eco Lodges (37 No) / Homestead Lodges (24 No.)
  11. Main Entry / Frontage to Cape Otway Road
  12. Secondary Entry Via Connie’s Lane
  13. Sculpture Garden
  14. Staff Accommodation
  15. Seasonal Wetlands
  16. Depot and Plant
  17. Water Treatment Plant

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Retail Village

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Playing Fields and Sports Performance Building

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Sports Science Hub and Education Precinct

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Waterside Hotel

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CORA update May 2018

The CORA team have taken the valuable feedback provided by community and stakeholder groups into consideration resulting in the following changes to the Concept Master Plan:

  • Removal of the Surfing Wave Pool.
  • Relocation of 37 Eco Lodges.
  • Relocation & smaller Sculpture Park.
  • Reduced size of the Retail Village.
  • Smaller permanent waterbody adjoining the Retail Village and Hotel.
  • Relocated Hotel.
  • Relocated Wellness Centre and Artist in-residence.
  • Removal of 6 caretaker dwellings and relocation of Depot.
  • The previous 48 rural residential lots now shown as 24 rural residential lots and 24 Homestead Lodges.
  • Inclusion of an on-site water treatment plant.

The revised proposal was submitted to Council on Friday 18th May 2018 for review. Council have since requested the Minister for Planning become the Planning Authority for the planning scheme amendment to facilitate the CORA development pathway. The significant amount of work that has been undertaken by the CORA team in consultation with the Community and with Council to develop the draft amendment and supporting documentation has ensured that the Concept Master Plan warrants a formal planning scheme amendment.

Following the Minister’s decision about who will be the Planning Authority, the planning scheme amendment will become public and will be placed on exhibition to the Community and stakeholder groups. During exhibition any interested party can make a submission.

We thank you for your continued interest in CORA.

CORA update March 2019

The Minister for Planning has appointed the Cape Otway Road Development Advisory Committee to report on the CORA proposal.

Stage 1 – Initial Assessment (Current)

The Committee will undertake an initial assessment of the material that has been prepared by the proponent. The Committee will produce a report to the Minister for Planning which considers whether there is sufficient strategic justification for the proposal to continue at the site, including whether any further information or strategic work is required from the proponent.

Stage 1 is due to be completed 17 April 2019

Stage 2 – Public Exhibition

If the Minister for Planning is satisfied that the proposal has sufficient strategic justification, it will proceed to public exhibition of the proposal and any associated planning scheme amendments. At this stage, submissions on the proposal will be sought from the public.

Dates to be advised pending completion of Stage 1

Stage 3 – Public Hearing

The Committee will hold a Directions Hearing and Public Hearing where submitters will be given an opportunity to be heard.

Dates to be advised pending completion of Stage 1

Stage 4 – Final Report

The Committee will produce a final written report for the Minister for Planning no later than 40 business days from the final day of public hearings.

Dates to be advised pending completion of Stage 1

CORA update June 2019

Stage 1 – Initial Assessment (Current)

The Committee has undertaken an initial assessment of the material that has been prepared by the proponent. The Committee has produced a report to the Minister for Planning which considers whether there is sufficient strategic justification for the proposal to continue at the site, including whether any further information or strategic work is required from the proponent.

The link to the report is as follows: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0025/421648/CORA-DAC-Stage-1-Report.pdf

The Minister for Planning has directed the Proponent to submit updated planning scheme amendment documents and supporting reports in accordance with the Advisory Committee’s 16 recommendations.

The Proponent has until 12 July 2019 to provide the requested documentation. Once this further information is provided, the proposal will proceed to Stage 2.

You are invited to a Community Information Drop-In Session to find out more about the project and provide your feedback.

Please come along at any time to one of the following ‘drop-in’ events:

SESSION ONE

Modewarre Memorial Hall
Cape Otway Road, Modewarre

Monday 4th December 2017
6.00 – 8.00pm

SESSION TWO

Modewarre Memorial Hall
Cape Otway Road, Modewarre

Saturday 9th December 2017
10.00am – 12.00pm

The ‘drop-in’ events will provide you an opportunity to talk to the project team and ask any questions, view the proposed masterplan and to provide your feedback.

Please RSVP online at surveymonkey.com/r/CORA-rsvp
If you have any questions about the drop-in sessions, please email geelong@tract.net.au

We look forward to meeting you at one of the drop-in events.

 

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