July 1, 2020

Forrest and District Plan – Version 2

Dear Forrest and District Community, Thank you for your inputs to the Forrest and District Plan V1. We have taken on-board all of your valuable contributions and have redrafted the Plan incorporating your suggestions and ideas. We’ve also brought the future directions of the Plan to the front of the document, and you can read...
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June 4, 2020

Queens Birthday long weekend 2020

As restrictions ease we look forward to welcoming you back to our little town of Forrest.  Here are a few things that might be helpful when visiting this Queens Birthday long weekend…   MTB trails are all ready and open. Lake Elizabeth and Stevenson’s falls are open for walks.    Forrest General Store Open  Friday...
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June 1, 2020

Draft Forrest & District Plan

Dear Forrest & District community You are invited to contribute to the draft Forrest & District Plan (the Plan). This document is being prepared by the community, for the community, to address future priorities for the next 10 years. There are 3 documents open for community input from 1st – 15th of June 2020: 1....
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May 8, 2020

Mulching Works Forrest – Tip Rd

Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) will be conducting mulching works in this area in the next few weeks. Crews from FFMVic work alongside the Country Fire Authority (CFA) to carry out a fuel management program, in Victoria’s public parks and forests and on private land. To reduce the risk of bushfire to people, property and...
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May 8, 2020

Outline of the Forrest & District Plan

This community development plan will be a document that is owned by the community. It will detail the town’s characteristics, driving forces that influence the town’s future, and community preferences for development priorities and principles over the next 10 years. You have an opportunity to make a comment about the Outline of the Plan now....
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March 31, 2020

Forrest Gateway Project is hiring an Investment Development Consultant

Investment Development Consultant one day per week, for 2.5 months, starting immediately. “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. The Gateway Project is funded by the Victorian State...
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March 4, 2020

Otway Fire Fuel Management Autumn 2020

Forrest Fire Management (FFM) Victoria have prepared a newsletter to help inform you about the Fuel Management activities taking place across the Otway District. Also see the Forrest & Gellibrand Fuel Management Plan Autumn 2020 There is a new Planned Burn Victoria website this year, https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au this is similar to the old FFM planned burn...
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March 4, 2020

Forrest wastewater investigation – cost-benefit analysis

Barwon Water and Colac Otway Shire Council have been working with the Forrest community to investigate opportunities for wastewater improvements in the township. Barwon Water has engaged Marsden Jacob Associates (MJA) to undertake a cost-benefit analysis for the preferred Forrest wastewater solution, which was identified with the community. The preferred solution involves upgrading onsite systems...
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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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