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Project Update - April 2024

At its meeting of 26 March 2024, Council resolved its intention to declare a special charge for the proposed road construction which will consist of road sealing with kerb and channel, including drainage upgrade.

A public notice was placed in the Geelong Times on Friday 12 April 2024, advertising its intention to declare a charge for this Special Charge Scheme. A copy of the notice will be sent to you.

The distribution of charges between property owners has been based on an access and amenity benefit based on the site value of each property to the works.

How to make a submission

As indicated in the public notice, you may make a submission, or objection regarding the scheme. Legislation determines that you must do this within 28 days of the public notice. Submissions and objections will be received up until 5pm Monday 20 May 2024. Council has a submissions review panel constituted for the purpose of considering submissions. You may elect to address the panel, however you must indicate your intention to do this, in your submission.

Submissions or objections in writing and should be addressed to:

Coordinator Revenue Property & Valuations, Financial Services

City of Greater Geelong

PO Box 104


or emailed to


In response to feedback received from the early engagement which took place in August/September 2022 to identify support for the unsealed roads in Portarlington to be sealed with kerb and channel, we surveyed and designed the roads and engaged again in August 2023. The results of that engagement indicated that only Park Street, Portarlington supported the road upgrade under a proposed SRC.

Further information regarding our special Rate and Charges Policy can be found here.

After consultation with your Bellarine Ward Councillors, we are engaging further with property owners in Park Street to confirm support for this road to be sealed with kerb and channel as a standalone project.

The estimated total cost of this road upgrade is:

Council Contribution (25% of works)


Property Owners Contribution (75% of works)




As the proposal has changed, we re-invite you to complete our short survey. We require 50% or more support from respondents to proceed to the next stage.

There are a number of ways for you to do this:

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Phone 03 5272 5272

Translating & Interpreting Services: 13 14 50

The National Relay Service is available as a phone solution for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.

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We Acknowledge the Wadawurrung People as the Traditional Owners of the Land, Waterways and Skies. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are part of our Greater Geelong community today.