Portarlington Community Association

The Portarlington Community Association (PCA) is a group of community members that advocates and champions local issues on behalf of the residents of Portarlington.  We work together to provide a forum for local residents to share concerns, interests and visions for our town. When necessary the PCA represents the community in discussions with all levels of government and community.

We encourage, foster and sometimes coordinate community activities to achieve our goals.  We are a not for profit association supported by member fees and co-ordinated by a volunteer committee elected each year.  We welcome new ideas and invite you to join us.

April Meeting – Due to the Covid 19 crisis the April meeting is cancelled

Declaring the Bellarine a Distinctive Area and Landscape

On 29 October 2019 the Bellarine Peninsula was declared a Distinctive Area and Landscape under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.  The declaration triggers the requirement to prepare a Statement of Planning Policy.   The PCA Planning Sub-committee prepared a submission in response to the declaration on how the character of the township and landscape  can be maintained in harmony with the development pressures that are evident across the Bellarine.   The PCA submission can be viewed here:   PCA_DAL_Final

This process is one of the most significant to impact our community in many years and will have far reaching implications. The PCA will continue to be actively involved and urges all residents and stakeholders to consider making input.





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  • Grid for Planning situations

    News from the Planning Subcommittee – the group has drawn up a grid summarising the appropriate PCA responses in varying planning situations.  To view click …Read More >>
  • Water..Water..Water

    At the October meeting our two guest speakers presented on the topic of WATER. Doug Halloran (Barwon Water-Coordinator, Zero Waste Planning)  Doug recommends visiting the …Read More >>

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