May 15, 2021

CANCELLED: Forrest Lovely and Local Market

  We regret to advise that the Forrest Lovely and Local Market on 13 June is CANCELLED, in light of the increasing COVID-19 risk. The Forrest Lovely and Local Market will take the place of the famous SoupFest just for this year, with a variety of hot food, local produce, art and crafts on offer....
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December 1, 2020

$1.57 million for Forrest Mountain Bike Trails

Colac Otway Shire Mayor Cr Kate Hanson has welcomed the State Government’s $1.57-million investment to expand the Forrest Mountain Bike Trails, which will secure Forrest’s future as a key mountain biking and tourist destination. “Colac Otway Shire has been advocating for government support to enhance the popular mountain biking experience and we thank the State...
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October 24, 2020

Forrest & District Plan >> TOWARDS 2030

An initiative of the Forrest Community, the Forrest & District Plan: Towards 2030 is the result of many years of community consultation and articulates the community of Forrest and District’s goals for growth and prosperity over the next ten years to 2030. The Plan has been written by community representatives for the community and consolidates...
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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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