February 23, 2020

Forrest CFA Fundraiser results

The Forrest CFA Fundraiser for a new fire tanker was drawn yesterday at 3pm 22 February 2020 at the Otway Odyssey Finish at Forrest Football Ground. First prize – Food Hamper (valued at $300) was won by Kellie Bryan from Tasmania pictured below with her prize. Congratulations Kellie. Second Prize  – 3 Bottles of Gin...
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February 11, 2020

Wastewater System – Forrest Caravan Park Community Information Sessions 

Colac Otway Shire Council is proposing a to install a new septic system for the Forrest Caravan Park which will involve works occurring along the frontage to the Park. A plan has been developed to indicate the proposed works and landscaping intended to complement these works. Prior to initiating a tender process for construction, Council...
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November 30, 2019

Fire Danger Period – Monday 9 December 2019 to 1 May 2020

The Fire Danger Period for Colac Otway Shire will commence Monday 9 December 2019 and is estimated to end 1 May 2020. The Fire Danger Period is when CFA restricts the use of fire in the community. This is to help prevent fires from starting. Once the Fire Danger Period has been declared, fire restrictions...
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March 5, 2019

Forrest Gateway Project

Help Us By Providing Your Ideas On The Forrest Gateway Project’s Survey! In 2018, the Forrest & District Community Group received a $250,000 grant to conduct a two-year feasibility study into the Gateway concept, emphasising a community-led approach to adapting to climate change. Forrest is in a unique location for this concept – positioned on...
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November 14, 2018

Fire Restrictions In Force 19th of November 2018

Winter is no longer coming; summer is on the march. Fire Restrictions commence 19th November 2018. No fires to be lit in the open with out a permit as of this date. For more information, please ensure you visit the CFA website.  
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October 3, 2018

Neighbourhood House Program – October

Hope everyone is over the winter slump and looking forward to more sunshine (in good time!) We will be open for normal operating hours over the school holidays with some extra activities for the kids as well as having the coffee machine on for the grown ups. Come on down! Also attached is the flyer...
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October 3, 2018

Have your say on the future of our Common!

The Forrest Common Master Plan has now been drafted, and is available for your input.  You don’t have a long time, so be quick and get a copy now from the website, or feel free to pop by the Public Hall or General Store to check it out. For the full document, see here: www.colacotway.vic.gov.au/…/report-draft-forrest-common-master-plan-2018.pdf The...
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August 4, 2018

Neighbourhood House Program – August

Attached is our program for August, hope you enjoy! Please note we now have Amy, a social worker from Apollo Bay Health coming on the first Thursday of the month from 12pm-2pm (see flyer attached).  We also have community nurse Loren, visit fortnightly and is available for advice and to check blood pressure etc free...
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July 11, 2018

Forrest District and Community Group is hiring a Project Manager!

“Forrest Gateway to the Otways: Collaborative Research and Interactive Learning Facility and Place of Refuge” is a long-term strategy of the Forrest and District Community, bringing a community-led approach to adapting to climate change.  Forrest Gateway to the Otways: Assessing Feasibility, Building Collaboration (“the Project:”) is funded by the Victorian State Government’s Virtual Centre for...
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