At the last council meeting of the Surf Coast Shire for 2017, councilors voted on the recommendations of council officers in response to the submissions to the Torquay Town Centre Project.
Councilor Rose Hodge put forward an alternative motion for 3 storeys, not the 4 storeys recommended by council officers. Councilor Martin Duke seconded the motion and all councilors present ( Councilor McKiterick was not present) voted unanimously for the amended motion.
Several councilors spoke about the need to listen to the community and thanked them for taking the time to get involved.
We want to thank the councilors for listening but just as importantly we want to thank all those people who submitted submissions, distributed or signed petitions and sent emails to councilors - our efforts have been rewarded.
This is just the start of a long process but for now we can enjoy a small win.
We will be back in the New Year - have a Great Christmas.