Annual General Meeting 2021

The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Portarlington Community Association Inc. (PCA) will be held on Wednesday 13 October 2021 at 7.00pm by Zoom.  The Secretary will send all members an email containing the Zoom link closer to the day. The AGM will include the election of the PCA’s… Read More

North Bellarine Pool

The Drysdale Regional Sports Precinct has been declared the site for the construction of the North Bellarine Aquatic Centre which will incorporate a new 50-metre outdoor heated pool (Stage 1). Many community groups including the North Bellarine Aquatic Advocacy Group, expressed concerns that there was no shade or shelter for… Read More

Port Report

The PCA contributes an article for the Port Report, a bi-monthly publication of the Portarlington Development Association.  Copies of previous articles are provided below: January 2022 PCA_PortRep_01_22 January 2022… Read More

A Bellarine Municipality?

At our last general meeting in February 2022, PCA members were informed of a discussion paper on the possibility of the establishment of a separate municipality for the Bellarine that had been circulated. The paper had previously been tabled at a meeting of the Combined Bellarine Community Associations where it… Read More

Submission to the Advisory Committee – 49 Newcombe Street Proposed Development

Following the decision of the Planning Minister to “call in” the VCAT appeal by the developers against the failure of the City of Greater Geelong to grant a permit for a multi-level apartment and retail complex next to the kindergarten in Newcombe Street, an Advisory Committee conducted a Hearing from… Read More

Point Richards Boat Ramp

Many will know that there have been proposals to upgrade the Point Richards boating facility.  The PCA was represented at a sharing of findings of a coastal processes study.  This includes an investigation of seagrass accumulation that impacts the boat ramp.  The summary of findings is here:  Point Richards… Read More

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 on the link Planning Scheme Changes or Permits… Read More


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 site Water for our Future website  for both information and the opportunity for people to be involved, and some slides on the recycled… Read More

Moolap Coastal Strategic Framework Plan

The Moolap Coastal Strategic Framework Plan has been adopted by the Victorian Government.  For more information, follow links to Moolap_Coastal_Strategic_Framework_Plan_-_August_2019. Additional information is available at and  … Read More

Town Planning Resource

The PCA Planning Subcommittee has prepared a PCA Town Planning Guide.  This resource was approved by PCA members at the August 2019 meeting.   The document will remain a dynamic, living document that is subject to change.  Special thanks to Murray Buchanan for his work and dedication to preparing the… Read More